|Posted by shawn cassidy on June 10, 2013 at 10:00 PM|
In an off season when we've seen a record 12 coaching vacancies. The Celtics have a coach uncertain of what he wants to do. It's unclear what's bothering Doc. Some reports suggest that Doc is getting annoyed with Danny, and some reports suggest that he's just no into it. When I hear reports like that. It bugs me because we know that the Celtics went into the 2012-13 season unprepared. It's clear to me that Ainge has given something to Doc that most coaches would kill for. That something is free control over his future. Doc can come and go as he pleases. Doc is treating this off season like he's Phil Jackson.
I know there are some other reports that Doc is with the team at pre draft workouts. Actions speak louder than words. Doc's actions of being at the pre draft camp mean something right? Perhaps, but why won't he just acknowledge that he is or isn't coming back. Danny said he was, but Doc is acting much different. Now CSNNE'S Sherrod Blakely is reporting Doc won't stick around for any rebuild. Is Doc playing hardball so Danny doesn't trade Pierce? Would it even work?
I love Doc as coach, but honestly he's got many faults, and those faults are allowed because he's been successful with a title in 2008. Danny hasn't constructed an offense that makes a great Rondo even greater. The Celtics were to talented to lose to New York in the first round even without Rondo.
A league source told CSNNE.com on Monday that Rivers’ decision on whether he will return will not be based solely on whether Paul Pierce and/or Kevin Garnett are back in next season. Rivers’ hesitation to verbally commit to next season has more to do with his uncertainty as to what type of team Danny Ainge, Boston’s president of basketball operations, will give him to coach.
“No coach wants to go through a full-blown rebuilding process,” said the source. “Doc’s already done that, so he knows how tough that is for all involved. But to be asked to go through it twice? Any coach would pause for a minute before signing on to that.”