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Over lunch in a Century City restaurant last week, Rivers considered the irony of it all and laughed. For weeks after the trade in 1991, Rivers refused to speak with Clippers president Andy Roeser. He played a season and moved on to the New York Knicks. All these years later, Roeser had come recruiting Rivers again. This time, everything had changed. The franchise’s commitment had transformed, and the Clippers were offering Rivers the power, pay, personnel and locale to chase championships.
“The risk is all mine,” Rivers, 51, said. “To go to an organization that hasn’t won but [two] playoff series in their entire history, in a town where the other team is the best franchise in sports history – that’s risk.
“But the opportunity – for me – gives me life. If we get this right, it will be the story of stories to tell. At thi
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Jared Sullinger would not comment on his pending domestic violence case, but he did shed some insight into his health during Media Day:
“Not close,” Sullinger said of his return to competitive basketball. “Being out for six months of not playing basketball is really tough. It’s been a long year for me, from playing to back surgery, just trying to get healthy from there. Everything...
New Boston Celtics Head Coach Brad Stevens - apparently aware of the fact that the team has about 37 power forwards - stated continuously that the team would focus in on versatility, and 'positionless' basketball. Continuously stressing the team's need to stretch the floor and keep the ball moving.
When pressed for questions on the team's versatility, Stevens seemed...
Although Rajon Rondo did not give much insight on his recovering ACL injury other than it is "right on schedule", he did provide a look into the relationship he has with first year head coach Brad Stevens.
Rondo stresses early relationship with Brad Stevens. "Me and Brad have become best friends. We talk every day, we laugh and joke."
— Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg...
Team Name: Boston Celtics
Last Year's Record: 41-40, No. 3 in
Atlantic Division, No. 7 in Eastern Conference
Key Losses: Paul Pierce,
Kevin Garnett, Jason Terr, Doc Rivers
Other Losses: Shavlik Randolph, DJ White, Terrence Williams, Chris
Wilcox, Fab Melo
Key Additions: Kelly Olynyk, Vitor Faverani, Kris
Humphries, Gerald Wallace, Keith Bogans...
Doc Rivers inherited a Los Angeles Clippers team that won 56 games and set franchise records last season. Now it's up to him to get the veterans and a mix of newcomers to do what the franchise has never done - make a sustained playoff run.
''We have a chance to do something,'' he said Monday at the team's media day. ''I believe we can (win a title...
Ok time for the final two installations of the "Camp questions" series. Today - Jeff Green. Tomorrow - Rajon Rondo.
About Jeff Green:
Remember the ill fated 2007 draft lottery? You know..this one?
When the Celtics had the 2nd best chance to land either Greg Oden or Kevin Durant, but instead fell to 5th (the lowest possible outcome), and it seemed as though hope was...
At age 28, Celtics big man Brandon Bass is learning to swim for the first time and took his first swimming lesson with a group of kids at the Boys and Girls Club of Boston. “My son’s the first one in the family to learn how to swim,” Bass told the Boston Globe. “If you threw me out in the ocean, I would drown.”
The post Brandon Bass Doesn’t Know How To Swim, Is...
Imagine taking your child to swim class on an ordinary Monday night. There are a few things you’d probably be expecting to happen, but I’m guessing that seeing a 6’8” professional basketball player wearing goggles and participating in the class is not one of them.
The members of a Boston area Boys and Girls club were likely in shock when they realized that Boston Celtics...
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WALTHAM, Mass. — When the ball goes up for the Celtics’ first matchup with the Brooklyn Nets this season — currently scheduled for Dec. 10 at Barclays Center — Jeff Green will not be thinking about the new heights Kevin Garnett pushed him to reach as a teammate.
Green won’t feel anything, really. If Garnett taught him anything in their short time on the same team, it is...
Wait ’til next year, or maybe longer Anticipation rebuilds for Celtics camp Frye says he'll return to Suns after heart illness NBA considering change to NBA Finals formatFormer Nuggets coach Karl joins ESPN as analyst CelticsGreen SQ13#30—A Question of Priorities? It's Media Day...Blogger Previews: 2013-14 Boston Celtics Season PreviewCeltics Media Coverage to Be...
The NBA appears likely to change its Finals format from 2-3-2 back to the original 2-2-1-1-1 game schedule. According to Steve Bulpett of Boston Herald and Brian Windhorst of ESPN, multiple sources claim that the league's competition committee met this weekend to vote on the proposed change of game rotation structure. Bulpett says the committee unanimously voted on the change...
The tide has finally turned over for the Boston
Celtics. It started slowly after
holding onto title dreams, the Celtics fought some hard battles in the
Conference Finals against the eventual NBA Champion. This summer Danny Ainge departed with Doc Rivers, Kevin
Garnett and Paul Pierce, leaving the team in Rajon Rondo’s hands as they move
toward the future.
This morning, ESPN.com listed the non-roster training camp invitees for nearly every NBA team. Not surprisingly, there are quite a few former Celtics fighting for jobs around the league.
In fact, there are eight former Cs currently in opposing camps looking to hang on to their NBA dreams. They are:
Fab Melo, Mavericks - This one has been well documented, but it's just amazing...
As former Celtics Big Shamrock Shaquille O'Neal takes part-ownership of the Sacramento Kings (which he has already dubbed "Shaq-amento"), he promised to take enigmatic star DeMarcus Cousins under his huge wings and develop his All-Star potential. Let's just hope Shaq mentors DMC in only basketball-related work:
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