Found August 18, 2013 on Sports by Colin:
With new head coach Brad Stevens firmly in command, a source close to the Boston Celtics reports the team “desperately” needs an assistant who can handle point guard Rajon Rondo. A coaching wizard frequently compared to John Wooden, Stevens signed a six-year contract worth $22 million to lead Boston on July 3. Ever since Danny Ainge rightfully gutted Boston’s roster, many fans and analysts have wondered what kind of relationship the ***** Rondo and likable Stevens will develop. Recovering from a torn ACL suffered in January, the 27-year-old Rondo would currently be difficult to trade for solid value. Hence, the … Continue reading →

Your Afternoon Dump… Where the Celtics never seriously considered trading Rondo

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. The wave of phone calls the Celtics received in early July about Rondo has passed, and according to league sources, Boston never seriously entertained dealing their flighty point guard. Rumored talks with Detroit...

Report: Celtics need to add another coach for Rajon Rondo

From the Boston Globe's Gary Washburn: NBA source familiar with #celtics say team desperately needs another asst coach who can bond with Rondo, someone he can relate to and trust — gary washburn (@GwashNBAGlobe) August 18, 2013 For years we heard rumors of Rajon Rondo and Doc Rivers not getting along, but this might indicate the two had a better relationship than most people...

Does Rondo Need His Own Coach?

The first thing that was mentioned right after the Celtics named Brad Stevens their new coach was whether or not he could handle the mercurial Rajon Rondo. Rondo had just mentioned in an interview that he loved playing for Doc and wanted to play for him. Then Doc went to LA and suddenly, Rondo had a new coach and no one knew how he would react. One of Stevens' first acts...

Your Morning Dump… Where Paul Pierce has faith in Rondo leading the C’s

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. Paul Pierce, who has general manager aspirations and also deep ties to the Celtics, said he understood why the club dealt him to the Brooklyn Nets. Playing with a new organization has forced Pierce to adjust quickly...

Forcing records is Celtics blasphemy! Or not

Before Rajon Rondo’s season (and for all intents and purposes, the Celtics season) abruptly ended during a Friday night game in Atlanta in late January, much of the discussion around him centered on his over-hyped assist streak.  Remember, the one that saw him continually dish out double-digit assists in consecutive games challenging legendary point guards Magic Johnson and John...

Rondo Reportedly Could Miss First Month Of The Season

According to CSNNE Celtics insider, Sherrod Blakely, Rajon Rondo, who tore his ACL in late January, could miss the first month of the regular season. As he listed his potential starting five for the upcoming season, Blakely named undrafted rookie, Phil Pressey, as the starting point guard, noting that he expects Rondo to miss the first month of the season.    

Report: Celtics need an assistant coach Rajon Rondo “can relate to”

With Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett departed from the Boston Celtics, the biggest question for the franchise is undoubtedly this: can Rajon Rondo be the leader of a team? Without veterans around to keep the locker room at bay, and a new head coach in Brad Stevens that is approximately 12 years old (okay, okay…he’s 36, but still.), Rondo will be looked upon to be a leader. Gary...

Rajon Rondo could miss first month of the season

The Boston Celtics will have an entirely new look when the 2013-2014 season tips off. Veterans Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry have all moved on to the Brooklyn Nets. In addition, the timetable for Rajon Rondo’s return from ACL surgery remains unclear. Rondo is expected to be the leader of the Celtics and […]

Chip Kelly says Celtics’ Rajon Rondo would be his ideal QB

Back when the NBA was suffering from it’s lockout a few years ago, a few NBA ballers had said that they’d change sports and come play for the NFL. Some teams, like the Seattle Seahawks went as far as making jerseys for LeBron James, trying to recruit him. Could Rajon Rondo run Chip Kelly’s fast-paced offense? (AP Images) Others said they’d host a few guys for workouts if...

Report: Boston Celtics could be adding another coach to relate to Rajon Rondo

Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is not the most assertive person in the NBA. Yet, his basketball acumen can not be overstated. As talented as Rondo may be, he has now been assigned a leadership role that many feel that he will not be able to thrive in. Please click here to read this story. The post Report: Boston Celtics could be adding another coach to relate to Rajon...

Paul Pierce glowingly talks about Rajon Rondo as a leader

Is there any athlete in Boston more polarizing than Rajon Rondo? There is a group of people who believe he needs to go basically at any cost. That while talented he has absolutely no leadership qualities, and the next era of Celtics basketball is doomed if he sticks around. He's a petulant child they say. He drove Doc out of town, his teammates don't like him, and he'...

Rondo Has Let Pierce Know He's Ready To Lead Celtics

Paul Pierce has talked to Rajon Rondo and has come away with the impression the Boston Celtics' guard is ready to be the face of the franchise. “Without question [he can be the man in Boston],” Pierce said. “I’ve already talked to Rajon; Rajon’s mature. People talk about the relationship with Doc [Rivers], and they probably had their best years over the last two...

Pierce: 'Mature' Rondo can lead Celtics

With Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett in the rearview the Celtics are in a full-on rebuilding stage going into next season. Just one player remains from the 2007 championship team - Rajon Rondo. Depending on who you ask Rondo is either overrated or underrated cocky or confident a punk or a quiet leader. But no matter what you think the kid can play. He's one of the best passers...

Celtics Life writers talk the upcoming season on ESPN

ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg was kind enough to invite Celtics Life to contribute to it's Summer Forecast series. Through the first four days here are Forsberg's and Celtics Life's columnists' predictions to some pressing questions: Predicting the final regular-season record. Chris Forsberg: My best guess? Let's pencil in a record of 29-53. November looks...
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