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In Ime Udoka case, Boston Celtics left female employees defenseless

Owner Wyc Grousbeck and president Brad Stevens watched as women who work for the Celtics had their hard-earned reputations ripped to shreds.

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The thinly veiled anger and disgust coming from the Boston Celtics now is a little rich.

It was “really unfortunate and unnecessary” that female employees became the subject of baseless speculation, co-owner Wyc Grousbeck said Friday. It was “bullshit” that they were dragged through the mud by Internet sleuths, president of basketball operations Brad Stevens added.

Yeah, well, how do you think that happened? The Celtics have known since earlier this summer that coach Ime Udoka was having an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate – this is the proper way to describe it, by the way, for all of you who zoned out during sexual harassment training – and knew since Wednesday night that reporters were aware of the story.

And yet, the Celtics didn’t do a damn thing.

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For nearly 24 hours after the first report, which both mischaracterized the sexual misconduct and was needlessly specific in its details, the Celtics said nothing. They knew the feeding frenzy that was occurring Thursday, as names and photos of women who work for the team were floated for no other reason than that they worked for the team, and they said nothing. They watched as women who have busted their asses to prove themselves in a male-dominated world had their hard-earned reputations ripped to shreds – again, with no basis of fact – and said nothing.

Not until late…


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