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Rondo to Coach?

Posted by paul on January 30, 2013 at 12:00 AM

I'm sure there are rules that would forbid this, but wouldn't it be a great idea for Rondo to be Doc's under-study on the bench while recovering from his ACL?  I'm sure Rondo would love it, and wouldn't it give Rondo a perspective that might help him with his own on-the-court decision making?  Maybe he would understand better how frustrating it can be when someone isn't giving their all defensively, or when someone bogs down the offense, controlling the ball, but not doing much with it.


I just think that Rondo has a lot to offer, and that Doc and Rondo really need to spend time hashing out their offensive and defensive ideas together, and building a shared vision that can really work.   What happened this season was a travesty, but it doesn't always take overnight to paint the Mona Lisa.    It might help Rondo, help the team, and help Doc and Rondo learn how to work better together.


It  just seems like neither Doc nor Rondo fully recognized the challenge they faced this summer, or that it was a shared challenge, one they'd have to work closely together on.   Maybe they should give up trying to make things work, but maybe they should try harder now, try till they get it right.


As expected, reports seem to be coming out now that players like Bass and Lee have been unhappy with Rondo, with the way he's been running the offense.  In a way, that's understandable.  They seem to have been unhappy about the same things fans have been unhappy about, to some extent, including Rondo fans, but in a way, it's pretty infuriating.  I think it's hard to avoid the impression that some of the newcomers  undermined Rondo some, perhaps with an eye towards moving up in the rotation.  Maybe some of these guys took advantage, a little bit, of a situation that they could see was in flux, and where Rondo's grip on the leadership role was a little shakey.    Right now it seems pretty clear that they will come together with Rondo out of the way, to play some good basketball.   I think things could have been a lot better if they had come together better.  It's a shame that it apparently took Rondo going down for this team to start playing some good basketball.  The Haters are ecstatic.


Bring Rondo on board, Doc.  I think it would be good for him and good for the team.

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9 Comments

Reply Birdman33@yahoo.com
1:48 AM on January 30, 2013 
I think Rondo will learn a lot. Coaching on the sideline will help him be a leader in the eys of teammates.
Reply Morena
2:31 AM on January 30, 2013 
I'm not sure there's a rule against this.
Injured people can be on the bench I think, we've seen them before if I'm not wrong.
So, if the rehab process will allow Rondo to be at the Celtics game, I'm sure he will be there and act like a coach.
Durigh the game with the suns, when he was on the bench he kept calling the Phoenix plays for his defense. Now he could just do the same, and also learn a lot of things about the offense working with Doc.
That would be awesome.
Reply Greg
2:34 AM on January 30, 2013 
Its been down before. KG was a big influence in 2009 when the celts played without him.
Reply paul
7:17 AM on January 30, 2013 
Greg says...
Its been down before. KG was a big influence in 2009 when the celts played without him.


I hope we will be seeing a lot of Rondo at Doc's elbow. I think it would be good for Rondo, for one thing, and too maybe those two guys could figure out how to work together better. What happened this season was a travesty.
Reply paul
7:18 AM on January 30, 2013 
Birdman33@yahoo.com says...
I think Rondo will learn a lot. Coaching on the sideline will help him be a leader in the eys of teammates.


When it comes to that, though, frankly the guy has to play harder out on the court, and more consistently, especially on defense. Lee is mostly to blame for his struggles, for example, but Rondo has to take responsibility for slowing down the offense.
Reply paul
7:20 AM on January 30, 2013 
Morena says...
I'm not sure there's a rule against this.
Injured people can be on the bench I think, we've seen them before if I'm not wrong.
So, if the rehab process will allow Rondo to be at the Celtics game, I'm sure he will be there and act like a coach.
Durigh the game with the suns, when he was on the bench he kept calling the Phoenix plays for his defense. Now he could just do the same, and also learn a lot of things about the offense working with Doc.
That would be awesome.


I'd love to see that happen. It could help Rondo make the breakthroughs he's been needing towards being able to see past his statistical obsessions, being able to see when the way he is playing is hurting the team more than helping it. And darnit, he and Doc really need to learn to communicate better with each other. Doc needs to bring his young protege into the strategy process.
Reply Morena
8:09 AM on January 30, 2013 
paul says...
I'd love to see that happen. It could help Rondo make the breakthroughs he's been needing towards being able to see past his statistical obsessions, being able to see when the way he is playing is hurting the team more than helping it. And darnit, he and Doc really need to learn to communicate better with each other. Doc needs to bring his young protege into the strategy process.

I agree!! I also believe that his will help him undestand more the importance of defense and will really help him with his leadership!! Guys will respect him even more as "coach Rondo"!!
Reply paul
9:06 AM on January 30, 2013 
Morena says...
I agree!! I also believe that his will help him undestand more the importance of defense and will really help him with his leadership!! Guys will respect him even more as "coach Rondo"!!


And too, Morena, I think it would help Rondo stay engaged and positive.
Reply Morena
9:19 AM on January 30, 2013 
paul says...
And too, Morena, I think it would help Rondo stay engaged and positive.

I completely agree!! And that very, very important right now!!
I read somewhere that his agent said that right now he is "distraught but he understand what he needs to do".
Having the possibility to coach from the bench will sure as hell help his mood other that his play ability!!