Grousbeck on Allen: 'We'll cheer him when he comes'


Grousbeck on Allen: 'We'll cheer him when he comes'

Celtics owners Wyc Grousbeck and Steve Pagliuca shared their thoughts on Ray Allen and their desire to bury the recent feud between the two sides.

The C's owners joined "The Felger and Mazz" show Friday to talk about Kevin Garnett's supposed snub of his former teammate before the season opener in Miami and about Allen's comments that he was mistreated by the Celtics.

"It was fine," Grousbeck said of Garnett's lack of reaction to Allen's pregame well wishes the other night. "It was KG. You're not going to change him."

And what about coach Doc Rivers' hugging Allen before the game?

"Doc's Doc," Grousbeck said. "Just like KG is KG. It's part of why it works when it works around here."

And the owners' reaction to Allen saying he wasn't treated well in his final years in Boston?

"Ray saw an opportunity to get some things off his chest," Grousbeck said. "Look, we had him traded last year in a deal that fell apart at the last minute. He lost his starting job."

When Allen returns to the TD Garden as a member of the Heat in January, Grousbeck said the team will play a highlight video of Allen's Celtics days and, "We'll cheer him when he comes."

There's no denying Allen was an intregal part of the Celtics' championship in 2008 and their recent playoff runs.

"I'll be wearing my right when Allen returns with the Heat," Grousbeck said. "I wouldn't have it if not for Ray."