With the release of his new memoir, The Friedkin Connection, William Friedkin, the director of The French Connection, The Exorcist, and Blue Chips, among others, recently spoke with Grantland's James Hughes and reveals a treasure trove of interesting anecdotes.
The interview is a must-read for Celtics fans.
Two quick highlights:
Friedkin was once offered a 1/3 ownership stake in the Boston Celtics for the rock-bottom price of $1.5 million.
Red Auerbach used to let Friedkin practice with the team - in live 5-on-5 full-court scrimmages!
Check out the full interview here.