Found October 26, 2012 on Red's Army:
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 like it,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers told reporters following the team’s practice on Thursday. “I’d rather have this than playing on Friday, I’ll say that.” Boston closed out its preseason schedule with a home loss to Philadelphia on Sunday with their regular season opener against the Heat on Oct. 30. But with so much time in between games, Rivers acknowledges one of the challenges the C’s face will be keeping themselves sharp enough to play well. “That’s gotta be tough,” Rivers added. “To have this much time off and then play a game … that’s not an easy thing. You’d rather have some games around the corner, but we don’t.” CSNNE:  Doc “likes” week off Not a bad little rock-the-cradle dunk by Courtney Lee (video via WEEI).  That’s what happens when you’ve got a little extra time on your hands… It

Doc Rivers Recalls Ben Wilson's Murder Stirring Anger, Sadness in Chicago (Video)

WALTHAM, Mass. -- One of the first things Doc Rivers remembers about Ben Wilson's death is the anger. Wilson was only 17 years old and the first high school player in Chicago history to be ranked No. 1 in the nation when he was gunned down outside a convenience store in 1984. As a combo guard nicknamed "Magic Johnson with a jump shot," Wilson was supposed to have...

Boston Celtics Tweets of Interest: Avery Bradley Supports Teammates, Courtney Lee Attends Concert

The Boston Celtics have less than a week until the 2012-’13 season begins in Miami against the defending champion Heat. Their last preseason game was on Sunday in a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers at TD Garden. Both players and fans are looking forward to the October 30th game against former Celtic Ray Allen. While fans and Celtics  beat reporters discuss who will be in the starting...

Doc Rivers indicates Ray Allen wasn't a good team player last season

The NBA season begins on Tuesday with an exciting matchup between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat. Not only is the game a rematch of last season’s Eastern Conference Finals, but it also marks the first game for Heat guard Ray Allen against his former team. Allen chose to sign with the Heat in free agency and was called a traitor for choosing to play for Boston’s rival. Allen’s...

Doc Rivers: I stopped trying to contact Ray Allen

LIKE the CLNS Radio Facebook Page for More Updates Great interview with Doc Rivers on Felger & Mazz. The Boston Celtics coach was as candid as ever. He discusses the starting five, Sullinger and Bass’ role, Courtney Lee starting and Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett’s minutes. Ray Allen‘s decision to leave for Miami was the majority of the [...]

Doc Rivers Knows of Two, Possibly Three Heat Players Who Are 'A Lot Better Than Ray' Allen (Video)

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Doc Rivers and the Celtics have been busy all week preparing for the regular season, which begins Tuesday against the Miami Heat. The Heat are a familiar foe, and not only because the Celtics faced them seven times in last year's Eastern Conference Finals. The Heat also happen to employ a certain ex-Celtics guard who has kept the local...

Doc Rivers brings class and closure to Ray Allen discussion

When Doc Rivers first came to the Celtics; initially, I didn't like him.  I found myself becoming upset that he wouldn't play Rajon Rondo and Gerald Green more in their rookie season.  I quickly saw why, when I saw Green's final game as a Celtic live here in Miami. Green looked lost on the court, he was undisciplined and his basketball IQ was in question. I had a...

Doc Rivers on Ray Allen’s claims: ” I don’t think that’s true.”

Earlier this week, Ray Allen gave his version of the events as it pertains to the rift that tore him and Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo apart. On Wednesday,the Boston Celtics came forth to refute the claims. Please Click Here To Read This Story.

Doc: Enough Talk

Doc Rivers is done fighting the battle of words with Ray Allen. Chris Forsberg reports that the Celtics coach said, "'We're going to just let Ray keep talking... It's easier'" when interviewed earlier today. Doc is focused on creating a game plan to take down Miami, and I'm sure he just wants to get the distractions out of the way. Ray recently made...

Your Morning Dump… Where Doc doesn’t think Ray’s got his facts straight

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. Asked about the potential Phoenix deal, Rivers said on Wednesday, “I didn’t even know it, so I’m surprised right now. I never knew that. I don’t think that’s true.” When asked for a rebuttal on Wednesday...

Boston Celtics Season Preview: Power Forward

COLUMBIA, Md — Both of them can play. Only one can start. Does Doc Rivers go with the tested veteran, Brandon Bass? Or does he roll the dice with the rookie, Jared Sullinger? The NBA regular season is only four days away, so here’s a look at Boston’s roster and the options they have at [...]

Rajon Rondo, Doc Rivers 'Just Going to Let Ray Keep Talking'

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Ray Allen has been busy this week filling in the members of the Miami media about what went down behind the scenes -- in his view, anyway -- during his time with the Celtics. The new member of the Heat told reporters that the Celtics put him in a position where "we had to move" and that they used him mainly as a "decoy" toward the end of...

Doc Rivers Fires Back At Ray Allen

First KG, then Doc, but with Doc, it was short and it was sweet. Here’s what Coach Rivers had to say when asked about his thoughts on Allen’s recent remarks: “I didn’t even know it, so I’m surprised right now…I never knew that, I don’t think (the rumor) is true. We’re just going to let Ray keep talking, it’s easier.” – Doc Rivers Ouch. Ray Allen recently went...

Today's Boston Celtics Links 10/27

Herald  Doc Rivers: “If we’re focusing on Ray (Allen), we’re going to lose by 40″Jason Terry’s been impressed with Rajon Rondo, but ready to play against someone elseJared Sullinger’s got a real body of work Doc Rivers not too hot about Ray Allen talkHeat, Lakers loaded: Is Kobe-LeBron final coming? Russian tycoon to ditch business for politics LeBron James’ goal:...

Jeff Green, Jared Sullinger, Other Offseason Additions Should Improve Celtics' Already Effective Passing Game

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Doc Rivers never had any problem convincing his players to share the ball last season, as evidenced by the Celtics' league-leading assist percentage. When the passing game would break down -- which was more often than Rivers liked -- the difficulty was a problem of execution, rather than intent. Almost to a man, last year's Celtics...

2012-13 Celtics Are On a Mission To Hoist Another Championship Banner

Last season, the Celtics season shockingly ended abruptly after folding to the eventual Champion Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Not that they didn’t make a good run. They came back from a difficult start and rolled through the playoffs looking like they were in good form. However, after some controversial contests with the Heat where there were a number of questionable...
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