At times like this we need Red Auerbach.A bit of a stretch, but Shank does a good job explaining why in the rest of the column.
Red always knew what to do. Red was thinking at a higher level than the other guys. Red knew how to pick the pockets of the other general managers. Red knew how to get a better player with a lower selection.
As we sit here on the threshold of the 2016 NBA Draft — with the Celtics in need of help and holding the third overall pick — it is comforting that we have Red’s basketball progeny calling the shots.
Danny Ainge is Red Auerbach’s basketball son.
This part stood out for me:
Still, Red was bloodless, a forefather of the Bill Belichick method.So in Shank's eyes - Red = good; Bill = bad.
The first comment sums up the column nicely:
OK, what have you done with Dan! Who really wrote this...