Per SI, "You know, that's the hard part of the job," Ainge says in the video. "I know that there's a lot of feelings that go on when these type of things happen as a player who was traded twice. So, I understand his sentiments, but you guys know how much I love Isaiah. He's a great kid and I wish him the best."
Ainge also said he would try to make a mends with Thomas, but isn't sure if it will happen because, "that takes two people."