Friday , Apr , 16 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Celtics settle grievance with Baker

Boston, MA (Sports Network) – The Boston Celtics announced Friday that they
settled a pending grievance with Vin Baker on Friday.

Baker, currently playing with New York, filed a complaint through the NBA
Players Association after the Celtics suspended him indefinitely January 23
for failing to comply with his aftercare program stemming from alcohol abuse.
The forward had $35 million and 2 1/2 years remaining on his current contract.

An arbitration hearing scheduled for April 26 has been cancelled.

In 17 games with the Knicks, who take on New Jersey in the opening round of
the Eastern Conference playoffs, Baker is averaging 6.6 points and 4.1