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Celtics head coach, Doc Rivers, called his team “soft” following a 95-83 loss at home to the Brooklyn Nets, which included a memorable brawl that led to 3 ejections (Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, Rajon Rondo), and a technical (Kevin Garnett).
“If I’m Brooklyn, and the league, you got to think we’re pretty soft. Were a soft team right now, there’s no toughness. That stuff’s (fight) not toughness.” – Doc Rivers
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Doc Rivers comes out swinging ... at his own team. Calls his squad "soft" and says Rondo dust-up wasn't right form of toughness.— Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) November 29, 2012
Sounds like Doc would have preferred if Rondo didn't get into it with Mr. Kardashian. Doc's right though in that being tough in a fight isn't the same as being tough on the court...
Celtics coach Doc Rivers says the NBA's fine against San Antonio was ''probably overdone'' after the Spurs kept four of their top players out of a game.
Commissioner David Stern announced the $250,000 penalty on Friday.
Before Friday night's game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Rivers said he didn't like the punishment. He said a coach has to do...
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Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers was asked for his reaction to the punishment handed down to the Spurs, and he was unfazed.
On Wednesday the Celtics lost to the Brooklyn Nets 95-83 on their home court, and Doc Rivers refused to mince words afterwards.
In the wake of a game that saw Rajon Rondo ejected (and his double-digit assist streak end), Rivers pointedly called the team “soft” in his postgame comments. Rivers even seemed to specifically refer to Rondo’s actions, saying “that stuff’s not...
Unless the Boston Celtics’ only goals heading into their game against the Brooklyn Nets were to get into a fight, have a star player get ejected and leave some nasty scratches on Kris Humphries, Wednesday night wound up being a night to forget for the guys in green. Doc Rivers was understandably unhappy after the 95-83 loss, and he certainly wasn’t impressed with his players...
The Celtics have problems. That’s pretty obvious. But one thing that has clearly dug under the skin of both Danny Ainge and Doc Rivers is the Celtics continued propensity to be… lazy. Check out the quotes yesterday… first from Danny
“A frustrating thing that I’ve had with this team over the last two years, not just this year — matter of fact it might be less this...
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Jason Terry was critical of his ex-teammate Kris Humphries following a fight between the Nets and Celtics where Hump got into it with Rajon Rondo.
BOSTON — Doc Rivers claims to dislike coaching against his friends, but as he prepared to go up against one of his best friends in Avery Johnson, the Celtics coach seemed to be in a good mood.
Rivers addressed a number of topics in his usual pregame media availability, from basketball-related issues like Avery Bradley‘s continuing recovery from double-shoulder surgery and the...
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"We played like a group of sissies...I think everybody knows what we did wrong. It's not like we have to go out and beat them up. But still, you get inside position on a rebound, you just can't let somebody go over your back and take it away" Sounds like our Celtics right? Something that a present day player or coach would say after last...
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Following the dust-up that occurred Wednesday night in the Celtics vs. Nets game, both head coaches and several players had their own comments to add on the situation. Sorry, no comments from Rondo as he was escorted by security from the arena, Kris Humphries or Gerald Wallace. I’m sure they were thinking about the [...]
Things got physical in Boston Wednesday night when Kris Humphries committed a hard foul on Kevin Garnett. In response to the foul, Rajon Rondo pushed Humphries which led to a NBA style shoving match.
Both Rondo and Humphries were ejected as was Gerald Wallace after receiving his 2nd technical foul of the night. Kevin Garnett also received a technical but remained in the game.
#Celtics coach Doc Rivers: There's a chance Chris Wilcox won't play, chance Jeff Green won't play tomorrow.
— Scott Souza (@scott_souza) November 29, 2012
Potentially the Green could be down to 8 guys playing tomorrow night against the Trail Blazers, depending on what the league decides to do with Rondo. Although Doc also said that Kris Joseph and Fab Melo would...
BOSTON — Before all the punching and posturing started, with three players given the boot after a skirmish set off by Rajon Rondo and Kris Humphries, the opposing coaches could not exchange enough expressions of affection for each other.
“I played with him with the Spurs, and he’s probably one of my best friends,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers said of Nets coach Avery Johnson...