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IS CHRIS FORD ONLY THE FIRST IN A CELTIC HOUSECLEANING?

     The firing of coach Chris Ford "might be the start of
wholesale changes in the Celtics organization that could include
the axing" of GM Jan Volk, according to Steve Bulpett in the
BOSTON HERALD.  The Celtics say Volk's job is not in jeopardy,
but "one belief from within is that Volk won't be given a new
contract when his expires this summer."  Bulpett also reports
that Tod Rosensweig, the team's VP/Marketing and Communication
also "might find his job in peril."  Rosensweig headed the Celtic
marketing operation until Stuart Layne took over the department
in March of '94.  Layne "appears to be headed to an expanded
role" as COO.  One anonymous employee: "I just think a lot of
people are very nervous about the direction everything is going
in" (BOSTON HERALD, 5/18).  Team sources told Jackie MacMullan of
the BOSTON GLOBE that Layne "is clearly Paul's (Gaston) guy.  Jan
is from the Red Auerbach camp and that camp is losing power every
day."  MacMullan writes league sources "were concerned enough
about Rosensweig's status to start looking into other markets for
him" (BOSTON GLOBE, 5/18).
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