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Doc Rivers tenure as the Celtics head coach has been tumultuous to say the least. I remember adamantly chanting at the then TD Banknorth Garden that Doc needed to be fired. His rotations were awful, he subbed too late, and it felt like he almost forgot he was coaching during the games. But we all know what happened in the end, winning one title and one dirty play by Andrew Bynum away for another one. And now I can’t imagine another coach leading this team, I won’t go back to Jim O’Brian!! I won’t!!
Dan Guttenplan from WEEI.com both praises and bashes Doc in this recent article, to emphasize the fact that Doc isn’t the best coach for the Celtics moving forward. I think that's a little extreme, Doc is easily top 3 best coaches in the league and people around here don't realize that. We should be counting our blessing after watching one of the worst coach teams in the NBA the other night, the Sacramento Kings.
Doc is a strong to quite strong motivator and phenomenal at drawi...
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The Celtics are now 2-0 since losing Rajon Rondo for the season with an ACL tear in his right knee. A vocal minority have speculated that perhaps this team might be better off without the services of the All-Star point guard, a notion the coach dismissed quickly on Thursday.
“That’s silly,” Rivers said. “The bottom line is that you’d rather have him. But we...
Jason Terry is drawing interest from several teams. According to CBS Sports' Ken Berger, teams have been calling Boston GM Danny Ainge and "inquiring whether Boston is willing to trade Jason Terry to get
under luxury tax."
However, the Celtics "remain in wait-and-see mode and have not indicated a strong appetite to deal," Berger reported. Of course...
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“We have two open roster spots, which we will use when it’s all said and done,” said Ainge. “So three weeks from now, we will have 13 contracts. But we’re not in a rush yet. We have trade possibilities...
Life is indeed cruel. Just as Celtics fans were starting to feel good about the rest of the season without Rondo, they get another blow that may be even tougher to take. Jared Sullinger will undergo back surgery and will miss the rest of the season. Last year it was Jeff Green and Chris Wilcox with heart surgery and this season it's Rondo's knee and Sully's back...
Via the Boston Herald:
Courtney Lee said that he’s mystified by a recent report by Grantland.com’s Zach Lowe, who said that, according to a source, the Celtics guard was not happy in Boston, and was upset with Rondo’s tendency to dribble the ball while setting up the offense.
“Not true at all,” Lee said. “And what else did (Lowe) say? That I hated playing with Rondo because...
The Celtics, now 23-23, will play their toughest game this week tomorrow afternoon against the Clippers. The Clippers are a terrific 34-14 and third place in the western conference. Personally, I think they are the favorite to win the title. Remember, there's no Jared Sullinger, so it'll be tough. Here are tomorrow's five things:
5. KEEP BARBOSA HOT:
Back in mid-2011 when the Boston Celtics (infamously) traded for Jeff Green, many C's fans had different views on what he could bring to the Green. Personally, I was pretty optimistic about Green, as he was averaging 13 PPG & 5 RPG, in 32 minutes per contest, of course as a starter in Oklahoma City. Jeff Green had appeared to be a fixture for the future of OKC along with...
Not even a week after losing their All-Star point guard, Rajon Rondo to an ACL injury, the Celtics have now lost their promising rookie forward to a season-ending back injury. Sullinger underwent successful lumbar disc surgery Friday and is expected back at the start of next year’s training camp.
According to ESPN Boston:
Boston Celtics rookie forward Jared Sullinger underwent...
Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green has been making his name this season with his huge dunks. He didn't let us down last night against the Orlando Magic either. He threw down two huge dunks and both of them landed on the SportsCenter top 10. Check them out below.
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According to a press release by the Celtics Sully has undergone successful back surgery.
The Boston Celtics announced forward Jared Sullinger underwent successful lumbar disc surgery today at the New England Baptist Hospital. Surgery was performed by the medical staff at the New England Baptist Hospital which is under the direction of Celtics Team Physician, Dr. Brian McKeon....
Jared Sullinger's rookie season has come to an abrupt end. The Boston Celtics rookie will miss the rest of the season due to a back injury.
Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Sullinger's back will require surgery. Sully had experienced back pain for a few weeks and finally was forced to leave Wednesday's game with the injury. Brandon Bass should pick...
BOSTON — Courtney Lee is the same place before every game. The Celtics shooting guard sits at his locker, surrounded by empty stalls, having gotten in all the practice shots he needed earlier in the day. After each game, he dresses quietly, pausing to answer questions from the few reporters who break away from the scrums around Paul Pierce or Kevin Garnett.
Lee, in other words...
Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett each had a double-double, and the Boston Celtics responded to yet another blow to their lineup with a 97-84 win Friday night over the Orlando Magic, who lost their eighth straight game.
Pierce had 14 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists despite sitting out the fourth quarter. Garnett finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Celtics, who learned...
Highlights above of the Boston Celtics' 99-81 win over the Sacramento Kings, box score below.
Sacramento Kings 81, Boston Celtics 99 - FINAL - January 30, 2013
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