Boston Basketball Partners

Boston Basketball Partners L.L.C. is an American local private investment group formed to purchase the NBA Basketball team Boston Celtics.[1]

The executive committee consists of the four members of the managing board, Wyc Grousbeck, H. Irving Grousbeck, Stephen Pagliuca and The Abbey Group, represented by Robert Epstein with the additions of Paul Edgerley, Glenn Hutchins and James Pallotta.[1] Other new key additions include Matt Levin, managing director, Bain Capital partners.

Boston Basketball Partners’ list of founding investors includes: Richard H. Aldrich, senior vice president and chief business officer, RA Capital Associates; David Bonderman, managing director, Texas Pacific Group; James Breyer, general partner, Accel Partners; James I. Cash, Jr., professor and senior associate dean, Harvard Business School; Paul Edgerley, managing director, Bain Capital Partners; William P. Egan, general partner, Alta Communications; William Helman, general partner, Greylock Partners; Glenn Hutchins, a founder and managing member of Silver Lake Partners; Stephen R. Lewinstein, president, Stephen R. Lewinstein Associates; Stephen J. Luczo, chairman and CEO, Seagate Technology; Michael Marks, chairman and CEO, Flextronics International; James Pallotta, a managing director of Tudor Investment Corporation and head of Tudor’s U.S. Equity Securities Group; David Roux, founder, Silver Lake Partners; and Mark Wan, partner, Three Arch Partners.

Boston Basketball Partners
Private
Founded2002
HeadquartersTD Garden, ,
SubsidiariesBoston Celtics

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References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Boston Basketball Partners Assume Ownership of Celtics Franchise". Celtics.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC & Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on June 28, 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2012.
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The franchise gained new owners that season when Paul Gaston sold the team to the Boston Basketball Partners, represented by Wyc Grousbeck, in the fall of 2002.

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