Found December 06, 2012 on Celtics Town:
PLAYERS: Doc Rivers
“How did it feel to get back out there?” “Good.”“Was the adrenaline pumping?” “No.”And just like that, after a two game suspension-induced hiatus Rondo was back. And not the fun-loving red-rotary-phone-fetching Rajon from this summer (obligatory link). No this is the surly, brooding Rondo we’ve all come to know and love. Rondo’s answers were often brief, and sometimes they didn’t answer the question at all (“How much easier is the game when you establish Garnett early?” “He played well.”).Rondo’s been pretty uptight with the media since he returned from his suspension, and given the way he was portrayed following the incident it’s tough to blame him. But we all know that if Rondo was this cranky all the time his teammates wouldn’t enjoy playing with him so much. Doc Rivers offered a few comments on Rondo’s off-camera personality to ESPN Boston:“Rondo with his teammates, he never shuts up,” said Rivers. “He’s loud, they laugh, they argue all the time — sports a

Doc Rivers: ‘There’s the Hall of Fame, and then there’s the table at the Hall of Fame. And Kevin Garnett is at the table’

Via ESPN Boston:“I can guarantee that the people in Minnesota, they miss what he does in the locker room,” Rivers said. “They miss what he does on the floor in practice everyday, his work ethic. He has this ability to give himself to a team. It’s rare that you see a superstar do that, and he does that. I mean, he gives himself completely to his team, and just tells them to...

Did Doc calling the Celtics soft help light a fire underneath them?

It's been eight days, and three games, since Doc Rivers called his team soft following their rather embarrassing loss at home against the Nets. Since then the team is 2-1, beating the Blazers by 18, losing in Milwaukee by 3 (both of these games without Rajon Rondo) and then beating the Timberwolves by 10 last night. More than just the results though, the team has played differently...

Doc Rivers Has No Objections to New Orleans Name Change, But Thinks It Should Be ‘Jazz’

BOSTON — After this season, Austin Rivers will no longer be a member of the New Orleans Hornets. No, the rookie guard out of Duke is not on the trading block, but the son of Celtics coach Doc Rivers will be joining his teammates on a newly named team with a new color scheme as early as next season. Ladies and gentlemen of the Big Easy, meet your New Orleans Pelicans. As goofy as...

Your Morning Dump… Where the final shot was designed for Kevin Garnett

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “I should have taken the lay-up,” Rondo said. “But I tried to make a plant and just slipped.” Said Garnett: “I thought he had the lay-up. It was just unfortunate. I was indecisive. I should have been more...

Video: Celtics/76ers postgame interviews

Kevin Garnett, Doc Rivers and Jeff Green talk after Friday night OT loss in Philly. Videos courtesy of Chris Forsberg.

Boston Celtics News from Around the Web: Daily Links for Wednesday, 12/5

Boston Herald Green tackle identity problem – Steve Bulpett examines what Celtics need to do in roder to get back to playing the way they are used to. Celtics’ Doc Rivers hopes Rajon Rondo stays within himself in return Suspension over, Rajon Rondo offers no apologies – Gary Washburn discusses Rondo’s reaction to his suspension [...]

Rondo returns to lead Celtics to 104-94 win over Timberwolves

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange BOSTON – His team was down in the early minutes of the second half Wednesday night, but Celtics coach Doc Rivers wasn't overly concerned. "I liked the pace. I liked the tempo," Rivers said, after the Celtics, getting Rajon Rondo back after his two-game league suspension, got hot in the third quarter and wound up cruising to a...

Fiddlin' and Diddlin' Boston Celtics Links 12/5

Herald  Celts PG Rajon Rondo on suspension: I was glued in front of the TVTuesday practice notes: Doc on RondoCeltics’ Doc Rivers hopes Rajon Rondo stays within himself in return Green tackle identity problem Posting Up With Sully: The Buckeye weighs in on OSU football No apologies, regrets Globe  Returning Rondo missed interactionWaiting for NBA chance, Kenyon Martin hasn...

Fiddlin' and Diddlin' Boston Celtics Links 12/7

Herald   Celts get bounce on boardsWithout Carmelo Anthony, Knicks top Heat 112-92Dennis Rodman must pay $500K in child support Globe  Video: Washburn on the Celtics' response to RiversGlobe 10.0 - Will Jeff Green ever be consistently good?Jason Terry-Courtney Lee combo proves effective for Celtics Celtics: Catching up with old friends Celtics Green  Happy Birthday Larry...
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