Rajon Rondo’s Agent Fires Back at Danny Ainge

by June 25, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni

I had an item up on the site yesterday afternoon about Celtics GM Danny Ainge throwing Rajon Rondo under the bus (which mysteriously disappeared into the web’s ether), but no matter, Rondo’s agent is here to keep the story alive.

Rajon’s rep couldn’t understand why Danny Ainge spoke so harshly about his client, and chose such a public forum to do so. From the Boston Globe:

“I am just surprised that Danny is speaking, even if he considers it constructively, in a public setting [about Rondo],’’ agent Bill Duffy said in a phone interview. “I don’t think that it’s appropriate to say that about one of your top players. Even if it’s spoken constructively, I don’t think it should be done in public. I don’t think [Ainge] would like it if [Celtics managing partner] Wyc [Grousbeck] was talking about him in public.

When asked if Ainge’s comments affected Rondo’s contract situation, Duffy said: “It doesn’t sound like a glowing endorsement. You say you love him and then you are critical? You’re certainly not recruiting him.’’

No, Bill Duffy, Ainge doesn’t sound like he’s recruiting Rajon. In fact, it sounds as though he’s actively shopping him around the L. Better start working those phones.

One gets the feeling that this shall not end well for all parties involved.