Found May 02, 2012 on Project Spurs:
The " Big 3" in Boston of Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett ("Big 4" if you want to throw in Rajon Rondo) is one of the most respected, accomplished group of teammates of all time. It seems like those guys have been together forever and they’ve been led by their coach, Doc Rivers, to an NBA title and some other solid runs to go along with it. Pierce says Rivers is a special coach and he’s the only one who can handle the reins of the Celtics team, but Garnett says San Antonio Spurs’ Coach Gregg Popovich (who recently won the 2011-12 Coach if the Year) might be able to handle the job (h/t John at Red's Army). Check out what KG had to say about Pop at the six minute point of the video below. <param name="flashvars" value="v=|URL=|priority=1||URL=|progId=4f74e34bcb5ad&skinURL=<EMBED+SRC=""+flashvars="v=|URL=|priority=1||URL=|progId=4f74e34bcb5ad&skinURL={releasePID}?MBR=true&zone=celtics_video&playerURL={releasePID}"+height="379"+width="600"+type="application/x-shockwave-flash"+allowFullScreen="true"+bgcolor="#ffffff">" /> <embed height="305" width="525" allowfullscreen="true" flashvars="v=|URL=|priority=1||URL=|progId=4f74e34bcb5ad&skinURL=<EMBED+SRC=""+flashvars="v=|URL=|priority=1||URL=|progId=4f74e34bcb5ad&skinURL={releasePID}?MBR=true&zone=celtics_video&playerURL={releasePID}"+height="379"+width="600"+type="application/x-shockwave-flash"+allowFullScreen="true"+bgcolor="#ffffff">" bgcolor="#ffffff" src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash">

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