Wednesday , Apr , 18 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Boston names Gotham team President

Boston, MA (Sports Network) – The Boston Celtics promoted Rich Gotham to team
President on Wednesday, a position most recently held by legendary coach
Arnold “Red” Auerbach, who passed away in October.

Gotham was promoted from Chief Operating Officer and, according to a team news
release, will be responsible for all aspects of the Celtics business
operations. He will report to team CEO and managing partner Wyc Grousbeck.

“Under Rich’s guidance, the Boston Celtics organization has achieved great
success in growing our business,” said Grousbeck. “This promotion recognizes
Rich’s leadership in organizing and driving our business efforts and his
commitment to excellence in all of the Celtics’ off-court charitable and
community activities. I am very pleased that Rich will continue to lead the
organization into the future.”

Gotham will also continue his involvement with community outreach and
fundraising programs for the Celtics, as well as other charitable endeavors.