Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 3/7/13
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It's hard to fathom Doc Rivers coaching for any other franchise than the Boston Celtics. His first stint in Orlando (1999-2003), taught him a lot about coaching young superstars and showed he wasn't ready.  Doc had Tracy McGrady and the oft injured Grant Hill at his disposal. Hill and McGrady barely played together, yet his 2002-03 Orlando Magic team had the favored Detroit Pistons down 3-1 in the playoffs. It was McGrady's now infamous words "It's nice to finally be in the second round" that were his team's undoing. The Magic never recovered and Doc was unceremoniously dumped the next year.  The questions is, did he learn anything from it? 2004-05 saw the beginning of the Doc Rivers era in Boston.  He inherited a team with Antoine Walker and a brash Paul Pierce. Pierce was nowhere near what he is today. At that point, he was still a great scorer, but when paired with Antoine, his leadership skills were lacking. The 2005-06 season saw a revamped roster and Paul clearly had beco...
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