Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 4/25/13
Coming into the latest Celtics-Knicks series, the internets were ablaze with jokes about Mike Woodson's annual playoff exits for The Hawks and Knicks. However, thanks to some crucial mid-game adjustments, The Knicks now have a commanding 2-0 lead in the series. Boston's performance in the first two games has only exacerbated their disappointing year, which began with a slow regular-season start and culminated with Rajon Rondo's torn ACL. Despite the season-ending injuries to Rondo, Sullinger, and Barbosa, both fans and experts have questioned whether Doc Rivers coaching is to blame for The Celtics' recent play. To me, Doc Rivers biggest failure came early in the season when he had Rondo constantly pounding the ball and bringing it up the court on the fast break. As we've seen with Wilcox, Lee, and Jeff Green, these guys are so athletic in transition that they should immediately be given the ball when ahead of the play. Under Rivers' system, our rebounders had blinders on, only pass...
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