It’s been a little over a week since Doc Rivers forced his way out of Boston.
Scouring the internet, it isn’t hard to find fans and media alike singing the praises of Doc. Many claim his time was up and that he had every right to move on. Some even see him as the savior of a storied franchise that had been tarnished and dragged through the mud for over two decades.
I remember it quite differently.
Through my eyes, I see a coach who hid behind a starting lineup that featured three, maybe four, future first-ballot Hall of Famers. I see a coach who saw an opportunity to prove his coaching grit, but instead chose the easy way out. I see a coach who cares more about salvaging his reputation than being honest.
But most of all, I see a coward.
Doc knew full well what he was getting himself into when he inked a five-year extension with the Celtics back in the spring of 2011. At the time, Kevin Garnett was 35, Paul Pierce was turning 34 and Ray Allen was closing in on 35. The chances an...