Steve’s a nice guy. But, it’s results that are important. The Celtics are 354-299 since he took ownership. There’s also that funny looking piece of hardware earned in the 2007-2008 season. The Celtics were down and out when Steve Pagliuca arrived, and what did he do?
He didn’t fire half the employees, leverage a loan, and then divide up the franchise, selling bits of it to the Pistons and the Lakers. He didn’t run into the building, take all the valuable memorabilia out, let the Celtics fall to bankruptcy, and then sell his booty at a giant profit.
No sir. He added another wonderful chapter to the story of the greatest NBA franchise of all time.
Steve Pagliuca has struck the right mix of short term profitability, long term franchise asset growth, wins, and a synergistic branding with Boston. It is for this reason that I endorse Steve Pagliuca for sports team owner.
Wait, what? He’s running for state senate? Wait… yoo ess Senate? For reals? Oh come on. He’s no more qualified to be a US Senator because he’s a good businessman than I’m qualified to be a chef because I’m good at riding a bicycle. This really opens up some doors for me. I’m good at something, so I can do anything! I wonder what my next job should be. Maybe our dear readers can help.