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Doc Rivers no longer has a horse in the race, now that his son Austin Rivers is plying his trade in the NBA. The Celtics coach and college basketball fan does have a rooting interest in the NCAA Tournament, though.
Rivers admitted that he is enjoying Florida Gulf Coast’s run to the Sweet 16, and that he has a personal connection with the Eagles. FGCU’s primary alley-oop thrower, guard Brett Comer, is a childhood and high school teammate of Austin’s. According to Rivers, Comer has not changed.
“I used to get mad at both he and Austin,” Rivers told CBSSports’ Jeff Goodman. “Those guys would be up 30 and would still be throwing lobs to each other. I’d yell at them, but they’d never listen to me.”
Rivers also gave credit to Eagles coach Andy Enfield for giving his players the freedom to play their entertaining style. Then again, Enfield should feel comfortable, since things have a way of working out for him.
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Here's Doc Rivers' interview from today's practice. Doc talks injuries, the Knicks, and getting the Celtics back on track.
Video courtesy of Mike Petraglia.
Here's Ainge on Kevin Garnett's injury:
"I'll guess two weeks, just because we want to make sure he's really ready" Ainge said of Garnett's recovery timeline. I think it happened in...
After knocking off #2 seed Georgetown 78-68 on Friday, the Eagles of Florida Gulf Coast University just beat seventh seeded San Diego State (81-71) to become the first #15 seed in the history of the NCAA Tournament to reach the Sweet Sixteen. FGCU has only been in existence for 16 years, and moved up to Division 1 just two seasons ago. When they take on the Florida Gators in...
The wear and tear of age is getting the best of veteran Kevin Garnett.
Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge has gone on the record stating that Garnett will miss two weeks in the team’s crucial stretch run towards the post season.
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The Boston Celtics are trying to start momentum heading into the 2013 playoffs, but their road struggles continue to pile up as days are knocked off the calendar, and the only way to gain consistency is in a TD Garden setting.
Doc Rivers and company currently post a 24-10 home record, which is remarkably higher than their 12-23...
BOSTON — In Doc Rivers‘ mind, there is something worse than Jordan Crawford taking one of his patented off-balance, contested 3-point shots with plenty of time left on the shot clock. And that is planting a seed of doubt in the fearless shooter’s mind that, maybe, he is being too carefree for his own good.
Crawford has long been criticized for his questionable shot selection...
Here's Doc Rivers on Kevin Garnett's injury:
"He hurt his foot in the Dallas game. Unless something crazy happens in the MRI -- that I can tell you, at first look, they didn’t see that -- unless something happens, at the end of the day, he may miss some games, but we’re going to err on right side [of caution]. Whatever they decide, if they give me option of, '...
#celtics Coach Rivers; Kevin Garnett doubtful for tomorrow, almost positive not playing.
— Scott Souza (@scott_souza) March 25, 2013
#Celtics coach Doc Rivers: Would not be surprised to miss KG “4, 5 games” … not timetable, just wouldn’t be surprised if it is.
— Scott Souza (@scott_souza) March 25, 2013
Courtney Lee missed practice today along with Garnett, but he...
Celtics’ Doc Rivers and Jason Terry were less than compassionate Friday night when Courtney Lee was carried off the floor by teammates after spraining his ankle.
Boston was in the midst of a comeback against Dallas, down just five with under two minutes remaining in the game when Lee went down with an ankle injury on a possession that left O.J. Mayo wide open for a three-pointer...
Courtesy WEEI’s Mike Petraglia:
Before Monday’s practice at the teams training facility, Boston Celtics captain Paul Pierce wins a wager with head coach Doc Rivers and makes the assistant coaches run wind sprints. Taking part in the running for assistant coaches Tyronn Lue, Armond Hill and Kevin Eastman. Doc Rivers was not forced to take part in the drill.
Wind springs? Light...
Doc and Danny both spoke at the Celtics practice today. They both tried to reassure everyone that there was nothing in KG's MRI that was crazy. Both also said that he might miss 4-5 of the remaining games but should be fine for the playoffs. Here's where piecing the information from Twitter gets a bit concerning. Let's compare Doc's info to Danny's.
Doc Rivers discussed Kevin Garnett's inflamed ankle before his Celtics took on the Knicks Tuesday night on TNT. Garnett, who has struggled with injury since the All-Star break, will miss the next four to five games. "He just didn't improve much," Doc said. "You pretty much prepare for everything. Just like Woody is over there, they've had a lot of the same...
An MRI on Kevin Garnett’s left foot showed swelling in his ankle, and he is officially listed as doubtful for Tuesday’s game against the Knicks. According to Coach Doc Rivers, K.G. hurt his foot during Friday’s loss at Dallas, and it’s possible that the Celtics’ defensive leader will miss at least the next four or five games.
Rivers told the Boston Globe, “Whatever [management...
Kevin Garnett is expected to miss at least a week with inflammation in his left ankle as the Boston Celtics practice patience to help their 36-year-old prepare for the playoffs.
Coach Doc Rivers said Monday he doesn't think Garnett will be out for the long term.
Garnett sat out Saturday night's 110-106 loss at Memphis and will miss Tuesday night's home game against...
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It’s quite possible the Celtics’ post-Rajon Rondo team won’t get completely healthy before the playoffs.
After Courtney Lee said he would miss at least Saturday night’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies...
On Monday afternoon, Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge announced that Kevin Garnett is likely to miss the next two weeks with an ankle injury. While the Celtics seem sure that the injury won’t keep KG out of the lineup for the whole rest of the season, they do seem to be erring on the side of caution. Said coach Doc Rivers, “At the end of the day...