Thank you for posting this, and I appreciate your thoughts. When I heard Shank ask the question I said to myself Brad please answer the question with maybe the slightest possibility something somewhere could have been missed. But he did not. I can guarantee 4 seconds after the press conference Shank began to reach out to try and find any previous misstep from Udoka.
If/when something is dug up, then it falls back on Brad.
I don't understand this.
Shank asked : "Wyc, when Ime was hired, and Brad I guess too, was he vetted for these kinds of violations regarding his work in other organizations? Are you confident in saying this never went on anywhere else before he came to the Celtics?"
Brad: "Yeah, everybody that is an employee here goes through that vetting process. Obviously you know, you always ask questions and he's gotten nothing but glowing remarks. So yeah, I think that's a pretty consistent thing throughout everybody in the organization."
What is the issue with Brads' answer? He didn't say absolutely no chance we missed anything. He just said he went through a vetting process like everybody else. Unless Brad is lying and they didn't vet him at all, or they did and it came up that this guy is a serial sexual harasser and Brad just said, fuck it I'm hiring him anyway, I don't understand why, "If/when something is dug up, then it falls back on Brad."?
He's not out there investigating Ime Udoka, that's not his job.
People are really trying way too hard to find someone else to blame besides Ime Udoka.