Wyc Grousbeck tells great Bill Belichick story from 2008 NBA Finals


Come the NBA playoffs, it's typical to see Bill Belichick sitting courtside at some of the Celtics games at TD Garden.

When the team played the Lakers in the 2008 NBA Finals it was no exception.

Appearing on "Extra Sauce" Saturday, Wyc Grousbeck, the CEO of the Celtics, told a story from the night the Celtics beat the Lakers in Game 6 to win the series and title. The two were in one of the clubs at halftime when the Celtics had a 20-plus point lead.

“I go Bill, ‘What do you think?’ and I was thinking he would calm me down because we could have won the championship that night, or not if we blew it," Grousbeck said. "If anyone is going to give you the party line, ‘One play at a time, do your job’ it’s going to be Bill. I looked to him for that and I said, ‘Bill, what do you think?’ He goes, ‘Are you kidding me? You’re the bleeping world champions. You can celebrate right now.’ I was like, 'I just got jinxed by Bill Belichick.'

"He bought a round of tequila shots for the entire bar, the entire club and we beat them by 30. I love Bill.”

Belichick will likely be back at TD Garden this spring as the Celtics look to make another playoff run.

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