Ainge made his weekly appearance of 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Toucher & Rich” on Thursday and revealed how the C’s are feeling frustrated because there are strict protocols in place, but players still are constantly out of the lineup.
“We have as tight as protocols as anybody. Strictly regulated and I donât know what else we can do,” the president of basketball operations said. “Itâs been really a long year that way just when we feel like weâre right on the verge of getting everybody back, we have something else happen.”
Ainge added they just need to be patient throughout the process.
“Weâve been trying to get something set up,” Ainge said. “Weâve even gone to other states because we canât really get any shots here yet. So weâre just still. (Assistant general manager) Mike Zarren has been on the phone a lot trying to find a way to get the whole group vaccinated. But weâre patiently waiting and hopefully thatâs going to happen in the next couple weeks.”
Ainge already has been vaccinated due to his age.
The Celtics return to action Friday night when they take on the Minnesota Timberwolves at TD Garden at 7:30 p.m. ET.