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Team U.S.A. is cruising in these 2012 Olympic Games and are currently 3-0 after completely devastating Nigeria. And should the U.S. march towards yet another gold medal, it will certainly be the last time head coach Mike Krzyzewski will be leading the team. This begs the question -- who will be the next head coach for the U.S. at the 2016 Olympics?
Right now, many feel it could be a two-man race between Celtics' Doc Rivers and San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich. And if it does come down to these two great coaches, Rivers recently made a classy move by giving his endorsement for Pop. Basically, Doc says he would consider the job but only if Pop passes on the job.
Pop is a no-brainer pick for the job. He and his staff excel at finding foreign talent and Pop is respected among NBA players. However, there's that little issue between he and Jerry Colangelo that needs to be fixed first. In essence, years ago Pop wanted the job but Colangelo gave the gig to Coach K.
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Every time I reference Ray Allen on Facebook or Twitter, I got a flock of flack from Boston Celtics fans who are eager to proclaim they’ve moved on from the Ray-Ray saga. Many have asked, why I continue to harp on the Allen departure? My answer is simple, Ray Allen has been my favorite member [...]
Another must read Doc Rivers article from Adrian Wojnarowski, this one is full of a very candid Doc talking about the reason Ray left, a lot of them are the rumors that were reported recently. Doc also says he takes full blame for Ray Allen's decision to leave.
Essentially what Doc says is Ray left for a few reasons.
1. He was upset that Rondo had the ball so much and his role...
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A rift between Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen was the rumored reason why the latter signed with the rival Heat, but Boston's coach says if anyone's to blame, it's him.
Doc Rivers is indisputably one of the best coaches in the NBA, both from an Xs and Os standpoint and as a player mediator. He spent the past five years juggling the strong personalities of three future Hall of Famers as well as the intensely complicated Rajon Rondo, and whether or not everyone liked each other, they always played hard, always cared about winning, and always were...
This is as honest as it gets and what else would we expect from Doc? While many love the patriotism that arises from the Olympics and winning the gold medal, there’s something to be said about pursuing an NBA championship year after year that lasts more than a few weeks. Here’s the full quote [...]
It’s not too often that a player leaves a team via free agency and that player’s former coach shoulders the blame for said player leaving. Apparently in the case of Ray Allen leaving the Boston Celtics for seemingly greener pastures (pardon the pun), Doc Rivers is feeling a bit guilty about some of the decisions [...]
As soon as the Boston Celtics lost in the Eastern Conference Finals to the Miami Heat, there was already a whisper in everyone’s ear that Ray Allen wanted to sign with the 2012 NBA Champions. The thing is, no one really believed it. Fast forward to July, free agency opened and Ray Allen DID [...]
There’s been a little talk lately about Doc Rivers potentially coaching the 2016 Olympic team. It seems like a good idea, and Doc is into it… but with one catch.
Doc Rivers just said on NBC that “you’d have to say yes” to an offer to coach the Olympic team, but also endorsed Popovich.
— John Schuhmann (@johnschuhmann) August 2, 2012
Classy move by Doc, who has infinite...
Over the last couple of weeks, reports have surfaced in the media stating that the reason Boston Celtics veteran shooting guard Ray Allen, decided to take his talents to South Beach, was due to a deteriorating relationship with Boston’s starting point guard Rajon Rondo. Celtics bench boss Doc Rivers, felt he had to clarify the situation and in an interview that was published Wednesday...
USA Basketball will be searching for a national team coach in 2016, and however the structure of Olympic basketball changes, Rivers is an ideal candidate.
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich deserves the foremost consideration, but that will never happen with Jerry Colangelo running USA Basketball and Mike Krzyzewski staying on in some kind of emeritus role. It...
When Ray Allen left the Boston Celtics to join the Miami Heat in free agency many wonder why? Well it appears Allen did not get along on the best of terms with Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo and management. As you see below Doc Rivers says blame him for Rondo leaving.
There is no question when he is on his game Rondo is one of the best point guards in the NBA. He is...
Doc Rivers said that his decisions to remove Ray Allen from the starting lineup and give Rajon Rondo total freedom on offense and leadership were what helped lead Allen to leave the Celtics.
Earlier this NBA off-season former Boston Celtics sharpshooter Ray Allen spurned a more lucrative contract offer by the Celtics and signed with conference rival the Miami Heat. At the time many cited a rocky relationship between Allen and Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo as a key reason for Allen’s decision. In a recent interview with Y! Sports [...]
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