John Paxoson denied a report from Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski, one of the NBA's most well-respected reporters, that Tom Thibodeau and Gar Forman continue to have a toxic relationship.
Thibodeau and Forman have had several disagreements on personnel moves.
‘‘We’re so far past that,’’ he said. ‘‘To continue to try and keep it going, I don’t know what the agenda is. That’s one thing that we all talked about, really from the beginning of this year: No one has any agenda here.
‘‘If you’re really going to say something like that, then go on the record, be a man, put your name out there. Don’t hide behind that stuff. But from our perspective, from our seat, we’re doing great. The relationship is healthy. We all want the same thing, and that’s to be as good as we possibly can out there on the floor."
Thibodeau and Paxson were seen discussing business as usual during Summer League.
‘‘I don’t think there’s any doubt that it’s been blown way out of proportion,’’ said Paxson. ‘‘I think someone other than anyone in our organization has an agenda that really doesn’t suit what we’re all about. No matter what you do in this business, when you’re making decisions, whether it’s based on personnel or anything like that, you’re going to have ideas, different opinions, and that’s what we do. We sit in a room and talk these things through. The thing is, right now we’re all on the same page, and there are no hidden agendas from Gar, myself and Tom.’’