Boston Globe senior editor Lowell Brooks on Wednesday reiterated his plan to continue covering the Celtics, saying he is not done covering the team.
Brooks also said he is confident he will continue to do so despite his fall out with Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck.
Boston Globe Senior Editor Lowell Brooks in a statement issued to reporters Wednesday said: I was fired from the Boston Globe in March 2017 after six years as the Boston sports and entertainment publication’s chief sportswriter.
The decision to remove me from the team was made in response to my criticism of the team’s management, management’s lack of commitment to the franchise and a lack of respect for the fans who have supported the team over the past six seasons.
I was not fired for my criticism, nor was I fired for being critical of the organization.
The decision to dismiss me was made with the understanding that I will continue covering my team.
The decision is not a parting gift, but rather a step forward in the long journey that I expect to continue.
Brooks said in the statement that he will remain a columnist at the Globe, but that he was not sure when the next article will be written.
He also said that he had no plans to leave the paper.
Brooks told The Boston Globe that he is “disappointed” with Grousbourg and his management, which he said has been slow to embrace the team as a franchise.
Brooks, who was the Celtics’ executive editor from 2012 to 2015, has covered sports and media for the Globe since 2002.
In the statement, Brooks said: For the last six years, the Boston Celtics have consistently been among the most popular teams in the world.
I know that the people of Boston have been patient with me as I’ve spent countless hours on the phone and written for this newspaper and many others.
The fans and fans of the Boston Bruins have been my friends, and I will always hold them in high regard.
Brooks was asked about the news that he has not been able to find work, and he said: My decision was made at the time the team and I had reached an agreement in which the Boston Herald, the Globe and The Boston Herald Management Group would jointly provide me coverage for the Boston Red Sox for the rest of my career.
He said he has been working hard to fill out the rest for the past year.
Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge, who replaced Brooks, said he hopes the two sides can reach a deal soon.
Ainge told reporters that he expects to be able to come to an agreement on a contract for the next year.
Brooks had also been asked about his role with the Boston Sports Network, which is the home of the Red Sox.
Boston Celtics president of business operations Jay Barth told reporters on Wednesday that the Boston team will continue its relationship with Brooks and will “continue to provide coverage” for the Red Star.
Barth told The Associated Press on Wednesday: We feel very strongly about the fact that our relationship with Lowell Brooks has been the best and most rewarding thing that he’s ever done.
Brooks, who is set to make $1 million per year for the upcoming season, told the AP that he hopes to work with the team for as long as possible and hopes to be back covering the Red and White soon.