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Via CSNNE’s Sherrod Blakely:
“Doc (Rivers) has proven his worth as a coach,” Danny Ainge, Boston’s President of Basketball Operations, told CSNNE.com. “There’s nobody I want more to coach my team, than Doc Rivers.”
Ainge added, “One thing I’ve learned in this business is patience is a virtue. That’s one of the reasons why I love Doc. Because when things aren’t going well, there’s no one I want in my corner more. Anybody can put on a smiley face and come to work with energy and enthusiasm and passion when you’re winning. But it takes a special person to do it with an 18, 19-game losing streak with a bunch of young players and to still have that respect and work ethic before we were able to put a great team together and obviously, have some success.”
“When the team isn’t winning, that’s just as much my fault as it is Doc’s fault,” Ainge said. “We’re in this together, with the success and the failure of the team. A lot of times, players aren’t doing their part. Sometim
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Has anyone even considered the fact that Doc Rivers could get fired this year? No? Ok, then why is Danny Ainge fielding questions on his job security?
"Doc (Rivers) has proven his worth as a coach," Danny Ainge, Boston's President of Basketball Operations, told CSNNE.com. "There's nobody I want more to coach my team, than Doc Rivers."
Ainge has some tough decisions to make with this team going forward, and how he handles them could cost him his job As one of the NBA's most established and successful franchises, the Boston Celtics aren't accustomed to mediocrity and are used to winning, especially since the summer of '07 when they added Ray Allen (now with the Heat) and Kevin Garnett to their...
After Avery Johnson’s dismissal earlier this week (he was previously the Coach of the Month for October and November) there were questions raised about Doc Rivers job security. For a team that looked as good as this one did this summer, to say the Celtics haven’t lived up to expectations would be a sizable understatement. Danny Ainge isn’t looking to make a coaching change...
Danny Ainge addressed the Celtics' struggles so far this season.
Danny Ainge on @weei: "I know these guys have it w/in them. I'll never doubt that ... but they also play down to the level of competition."
— Ben Rohrbach (@brohrbach) December 27, 2012
More Ainge: "I don't really want to disrupt Fab's development." Maine's "a good place for him to be right now."
— Ben Rohrbach (@brohrbach) December...
Via the Boston Globe:
Rookie Jared Sullinger was stellar in his first Christmas Day game, scoring 16 points with 7 rebounds. Rivers kept Sullinger on the floor for a season-high 33 minutes, a testament to the coach’s trust in the first-round pick. Sullinger converted six of seven shots and also played strong defense on the much taller Brook Lopez.
“Jared Sullinger was wonderful...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer Doc Rivers left home for the holiday, lost the game, and loved every minute of it.
''That was perfect,'' Rivers said, recalling the Boston Celtics' 2011-12 season opener. ''I just think it was awesome.''
A year after the NBA started its season on Christmas out of necessity, Rivers and...
The biggest body that left the biggest impression? Celtics rookie Jared Sullinger.
“Jared was wonderful,” said coach Doc Rivers. “He’s such a smart player. When you watch him, you don’t see rookie. You just see a big fat guy playing basketball.”
Rivers smiled broadly as he made the remark, reflecting on Sullinger’s contributions to Boston’s 93-76 victory.
via The Boston Globe
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“Jared was wonderful. He’s such a smart player. When you watch him, you don’t see rookie. You just see a big fat guy playing basketball.” Big fan of Doc Rivers. Loved him even more when he was the color commentator on ESPN prior to taking the Boston Celtics job. He is candid, and insightful. And [...]
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Is it time to worry about Leandro Barbosa? The Celtics are in Los Angeles tonight to take on the Clippers and their 14-game winning streak. However, for the third consecutive game, reserve guard Leandro Barbosa is not with the team. He is attending a personal matter in what Doc Rivers calls a “tough situation.” [...]
Hopefully the Celtics aren’t sensitive about their weight. Because Doc Rivers certainly doesn’t care.
The Celtics’ coach complimented rookie forward Jared Sullinger, and then called him fat. This backhanded compliment came after Sullinger had a career-day on Christmas, going six-for-seven shooting with 16 points and seven rebounds.
“Jared was wonderful. He’s such a smart...
Photo by AP
After Saturday’s horrific beating 106-77 in favor of the Los Angeles Clippers, I checked in on CSNNE’s Celtics Postgame Live with Gary Tanguay, Tom Heinsohn, and Donny Marshall.
There was a specific moment in the show when I became baffled, the #celticstalk segment. One of the tweets was circulated around Danny Ainge needs to make moves fast. Heinsohn replied to...
Photo by Michelle V. Agins/The New York Times
With a curiosity around the state of the Boston Celtics (14-13), Doc River’s made a statement in dominating fashion finishing the Brooklyn Nets (14-13) this time around 93-76.
Leading scorers not needed:
Recently, games would be around the name Paul Pierce, but Tuesday’s performance was behind rookie Jared Sullinger aka “big fat...