Mike Zarren is a Boston boy, who lived in my house at UChicago back in the day. He was my tie to home in many ways.
He now works for the Celtics, in their front office. Here’s what was posted about him on the TrueHoop blog over at ESPN:
You know Mike Zarren? Stat wizard, lifelong Celtics fan, and Danny Ainge’s right-hand man? I can see him down on the floor, in the corner. He can’t stop jumping up and down. I talked to him earlier, and he has had umpteen 20-hour days lately. Big night for him.
Mike, congratulations. I’m incredibly happy for you, and thrilled that you ended up doing exactly what you wanted to do, and thankful that you did it will.
Vincent House love, my man.
(Also, for the record, Zarren never slept in college, either, and “jumping up and down” is his natural state. Just saying.)