WALTHAM The NBA schedule isn't supposed to come out until Tuesday night, but that hasn't stopped its contents from being leaked in advance.
CSNNE.com reported yesterday that the C's will play at Miami on Dec. 27, just two days after opening the season at New York. And for those planning to see the Green Team as soon as the calendar flips, CSNNE.com has learned you'll have to trek to the nation's capital as the Celtics play at Washington on Jan. 1.
In other Celtics-related scheduling news, the (Memphis, Tenn.) Commercial-Appeal reported that Boston would host former Celtic Tony Allen and the Memphis Grizzlies on Feb. 5.
And although no date was given, the Los Angeles Times reports that the Celtics and Lakers will each face the other on their respective home floor this season.
Because of the condensed 66-game schedule courtesy of the NBA lockout, there will be some teams that the Celtics won't face at all this season, or won't face nearly as often as they have in past years.
The Red Sox lost another key member of their front office Monday, when vice-president of amateur and international scouting Amiel Sawdaye followed former general manager Mike Hazen to Arizona.
Sawdaye will be the Diamondbacks' assistant GM. As stated by Rotoworld, he had been instrumental in building up the Red Sox' young big league talent and farm system.
The Boston Globe reported today that the Red Sox may not fill the GM vacancy created when Hazen left, instead using "other staffers to take on Hazen’s administrative duties". President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski handles many of the duties traditionally associated with the general manager's position, leaving the actual GM's job in Boston as "essentially an assistant [position] with a lofty title but little power".
The Red Sox have also lost two other front-office members this offseason: Senior baseball analyst Tom Tippett, who had been with the organization for eight years, and director of sports medicine services Dan Dyrek, who had been with the Sox for five years.
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