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There will be much talk about “how he will handle Rajon Rondo” and “will he be able to get through to Rondo.” But all this discussion presupposes a claim we have not purchased — that Rondo is clinically impaired and fated to destroy both himself and his team. We’ll grant you the evidence from anger-related suspensions, but the larger problem is that Rondo may be too bright for his own good at times.
The belief then is that Stevens will get along just fine with his point guard if he shows that he is able to put him in positions to succeed. That is, of course, the same way it works with everyone else. Players listen to coaches who prove they know what they’re talking about.
Herald: Old college try may work here
I can’t say that I’m shocked by the immediate reaction about Rondo and his relationship with Stevens. But thos...