Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 1/21/13

After the Celtics lost their third consecutive game, this time to a Pistons team 10 games under .500, Doc Rivers had seen enough. According to ESPN, Rivers only spoke for 90 seconds before walking out on his postgame news conference. During the time he spoke, however, Rivers not only voiced clear frustration with his team’s play, but even questioned whether his own coaching has been up to snuff. “[The start of game] was awful, we are playing awful,” said Rivers. “I’m clearly not doing my job with this team. … I told the guys that, I’ve got to figure it out. Because I don’t think the guys are honest with each other. I just don’t think we have committed to being a good basketball team.” However, when asked whether changes to the roster were necessary, Rivers was less effusive, seeming to downplay the need for a shakeup in terms of personnel. “I don’t know if we need changes, I’m saying that if we don’t get it right we may. The six-game winning streak was great, three of those six we played tremendous basketball. The other three we won the game.”

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