Found June 20, 2013 on Celtics Town:
PLAYERS: Doc Rivers
TEAMS: Boston Celtics
Is Doc Rivers ‘disloyal’? It might not be as simple as you think. Ask The Big Ticket.One of the many, many things that bothers me about this Doc Rivers saga is the way Celtics fans have consistently brought up Doc’s words at the beginning of his contract.From a WEEI interview right after he signed his long-term contract:“Coaches talk about loyalty and team all the time, and I just thought it was time to show it,” Rivers said. “And that’s what I did.”Lots of commentators and even more Twitter users have thrown this phrase around as conclusive proof that Rivers should be attacked for his disloyalty and for his desire to coach elsewhere. Setting aside that these fans are holding Rivers to one phrase uttered two years ago, Steve Bulpett’s latest column for the Boston Herald would seem to counter this mentality a bit.Here’s Bulpett:Doc Rivers never planned to be a part of the Celtics’ rebuilding process, and the club was basically aware of that fact when he signed his latest contract, a ...
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