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Under the header, "Celtics ownership deserves credit for the team being within striking distance of NBA title No. 18," the BOSTON GLOBE's Christopher Gasper writes there is a "responsibility to recognize owners for doing the right thing, for making decisions that put their organization on a path to success." There is a "lot of credit being dispensed for the Celtics’ NBA Finals season," but one "must start at the top with lead Owner Wyc Grousbeck and co-Owner Steve Pagliuca." They "deserve a salute for the bold decisions to elevate Brad Stevens to president of basketball operations with zero front office experience," and to "replace Stevens with a first-time NBA coach in Ime Udoka." They "look like no-brainers now," but last year at this time were "greeted with great skepticism." There was a "lot of doubt and ridicule regarding the direction of the franchise and the unproven folks ownership installed to guide it," but that has been "replaced by abundant optimism."

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