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Rivers acknowledged that the 2011 Kendrick Perkins-Jeff Green trade was a mistake that ultimately hurt Garnett.
“I think so,” reflected Rivers, “because we needed the toughness. The one thing we did by losing Perk was we removed Kevin’s protector. I didn’t think it was a coincidence that, after Perk left, that Kevin got into all those little flicks with the other teams. Perk deflected all that.”
“I didn’t want Paul to go, even though I knew it was coming,” said Rivers. “That was a tough one for me. Even when I was here and it was being talked about — my thing is, Kobe [Bryant] is going to end up being a Laker for life. Dirk [Nowitzki] is going to be a Maverick. That’s the one thing that, if we didn’t do right, that was the one right thing we didn’t do for Paul.”
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Doc Rivers is back in Boston, temporarily, for a charity event he has been promoting for the past few days. As part of his role as co-chair of Action for Boston Community Development’s Hoop Dreams event, Rivers has been been making the local media rounds and, little by little, opening up on his true feelings about his time and departure from Boston. Rivers hewed to the Celtics’...
A familiar face was back on the TD Garden parquet Wednesday night.
Former Celtics coach Doc Rivers was back in Boston to take part in Hoop Dreams, an annual charity basketball tournament that supports Action for Boston Community Development.
The half-court tournament, which corporate sponsors pay $10,000 per team to enter, was hosted this year by Rivers, Boston Globe columnist Bob...
Former Celtics coach Doc Rivers wishes the city of Boston got to know one of their former stars, Kevin Garnett, better. “Fans never got to see Kevin’s personality,” the Los Angeles Clippers coach said, via WEEI.com.
This year will be the first year that Doc Rivers will be coaching the Los Angeles Clippers and apparently, he wants to see two of his big stars less on commercials and more on the basketball court.
Check out what Rivers told WEEI’s Justin Barrasso while attending an Action for Boston Community Development’s Hoop Dreams charity event:
“Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, the first...
Doc Rivers returned to the TD Garden on Wednesday and admitted the Boston Celtics' trade of Kendrick Perkins for Jeff Green in 2011 was a mistake -- one that hurt Kevin Garnett.
“I think so,” reflected Rivers, “because we needed the toughness. The one thing we did by losing Perk was we removed Kevin’s protector. I didn’t think it was a coincidence that, after Perk...
New team new sneakers.
ANTA endorser Kevin Garnett returned to Asia for a promotional whirlwind to meet with fans and highlight the release of his new basketball shoe the KG IV.
This season the former Boston Celtic and new member of the Brooklyn Nets will swap out his green-themed kicks for a black and white sneaker to match the squad’s colors.
Now on to the details for all...
When it went down Celtics fans were up in arms — Boston traded Kendrick Perkins to Oklahoma City mainly for Jeff Green. Danny Ainge’s name suddenly came with a new adjective for Boston fans and it’s one we can’t repeat here.
Since then Boston has defended the trade and as Perkins’ production has slipped some of the anger dissipated.
Doc Rivers now admits it was a mistake...
Doc Rivers was like most Celtics fans, he wanted to see Paul Pierce retire a Celtic.
Doc was recently in town for a charitable basketball event for ABCD and spoke about a few C’s topics, including the trades of The Captain and fan favorite Kendrick Perkins. After last season general manager Danny Ainge was at a crossroads: keep his aging, fading superstars of Pierce and KG or...
Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo will likely miss all of the preseason as well as some regular season games, according to CSNNE.com. Rondo suffered a torn right ACL on Jan. 25. The knee was surgically repaired
The Boston Celtics are Rajon Rondo’s team now, and according to his mentor, Rondo is ready to lead.
As Kevin Garnett explained to the media, “he taught Rondo how to lead by example.”
“About leadership. I feel like one of the things I always tried to stress to him is, when you’re a leader, you lead by example. It’s not a lot about what you say, it’s a lot about what...
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Great picture via Showtime public relations of Kevin Garnett, Magic and Paul Pierce. The three are at the MGM Grand in Vegas tonight for the Mayweather-Canelo fight. The bout has definitely brought out the stars, as Jack Nicholson, Denzel Washington and “half the NBA” are reportedly also in attendance.
Kevin Garnett is wearing sunglasses indoors at night. Sam Cassell, Paul Pierce...
photo via @ShoSports
Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. beat Saul “Canelo” Alvarez at the MGM Saturday night. Money was escorted to the ring by rapper Lil Wayne and pop star Justin Bieber. There were plenty of celebrities in the building to watch Floyd get his 45th victory.
Just a few of the names in the building, Academy award winner, Denzel Washington, Charles Barkley, Newly...
There are many question marks heading into the 2013-14 NBA season for the Boston Celtics, and the number one question being asked is who will step up to be the primary scorer? With Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett in Brooklyn following the off-season deal with the Nets, there are a few possible options, but none […]