Found November 07, 2012 on Celtics Town:
PLAYERS: Doc RiversJeff Green
TEAMS: Boston Celtics
Doc Rivers has never seemed like the kind of coach who is afraid to speak his mind. From candid between-quarter interviews (the same interviews that Greg Popovich uses to become an unholy terror to sideline reporters) to on-court interaction, Doc seems to be the kind of person who lets you know where you stand. Sounds like the kind of person you’d want to have coaching an underachieving team, doesn’t it?From the sound of things, Jeff Green is not being spared from Doc’s tough-love motivation. From WEEI’s excellent Celtics blog Green Street:“Jeff is important to us, not [just] for this year but for long term. I’m hard on Jeff,” Rivers said, clearly referring to the $36 million investment through the 2015-16 season.Then Rivers thought pattern changed on the fly, almost as if he was catching himself lowering expectations of the swingman who was just given a four-year commitment from the team after proving himself healthy after heart surgery last January.“I don’t actually think I’m hard...
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