Originally written May 06, 2013 on NESN.com:
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In the immediate aftermath of the Celtics’ loss to the Knicks last Friday, Doc Rivers had no answers as to what his team could look like when the 2013-14 season tips off. All things considered, it was probably better that way. Rivers believes he has to “immerse” himself in the moment to be an effective in-game coach, and there was no more vital moment in which to immerse himself than a potential close-out Game 6 on the Celtics’ home floor. Provided Rivers is still around when camp opens in the fall, the Celtics team that takes the court at the practice facility in Waltham, Mass., cannot look the same as the one that limped off the parquet after the defeat to the Knicks. Rivers acknowledged as much in an emotional postgame news conference. “No, no, no,” Rivers said. “We need more. We’re like that little girl in the commercial: ‘We need more. We need more.’ You know, we need more. And we do. The key is for us, do you want to take away to get more? That will be a decision that will be ...
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