A Culture Change at CSN: 'Gary T' Takes Over

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A Culture Change at CSN: 'Gary T' Takes Over

After a tumultuous 2011 season, the Boston Red Sox decided they needed a culture change in their clubhouse. They turned to Bobby V to fix the many problems they had. The rest is history.

Despite this disaster, the management team at Comcast SportsNet made a similar move in 2012.

In choosing a new leader for our newsroom, the same qualities that Bobby V brought to the table were preferred.

Charisma. Charm. Great hair.

An unorthodox management style was needed.

Enter Gary Tanguay.

Make sure and watch
"unFiltered 2012: The Best of the Worst from Comcast SportsNet"
premiering New Year's Day at 9:30pm.

And as always, check out all the bloopers and fun times we have here at
CSNNE on the unFiltered homepage.

Ainge: Groin injury will 'probably' keep Thomas from playing Friday

Ainge: Groin injury will 'probably' keep Thomas from playing Friday

There’s still no concrete answer on how long Isaiah Thomas’ right groin injury will keep him sidelined, but the 5-foot-9 guard probably will not play against Toronto on Friday.
 
Danny Ainge, Boston’s president of basketball operations, addressed Thomas’ availability on 98.5 the Sports Hub's Toucher & Rich show Thursday morning.
 
“It’s day to day,” said Ainge, who added that Thomas had an injection into his thigh muscle. “He is a warrior; he loves to play. He’ll be back faster than most players would be back after an injury. At the same time, we have to be really careful with Isaiah over the long haul and make sure he doesn’t come back and injure it.”
 
Thomas did not play in Boston’s 117-87 win at Orlando on Wednesday night, his first missed game since the 2014-15 season.
 
He is ranked among the NBA’s top-10 scorers with a career-high 26.0 points-per-game average, in addition to leading the Celtics in assists (6.2) per game.
 
Thomas has been effective while playing through an assortment of injuries during his time with Boston. But a groin injury isn't something that can just be played through,  which is why the Celtics are wisely shutting him down now.
 
“We’ll try and get him as much rest as we can and get him back on the court when he’s ready,” Ainge said.