Celtics co-owner drops bid to buy Globe, running for Kennedy seat

Posted by Kelly Fincham at 9/17/2009 8:25 AM EDT

This has got to be the kind of agonizing career choice that only comes along once in every lifetime.

Stephen Pagliuca and Jack Connors - co-owners of the Boston Celtics - have abandoned their effort to buy the Boston Globe.

Instead, Pagliuca is set to announce that he is running for Ted Kennedy's Senate seat in Massachusetts.

I just wish I had that kind of career conflict.

Will I run for the Senate and have a say in running the country?

Or will I buy the Globe and have a say in how the country is won?

Politics or journalism?

A seat in the Senate or ownership of one of the world's best newspapers.


I'd go for the Globe. Nothing's more fun than journalism.