|Posted by shawn cassidy on July 5, 2013 at 6:15 PM|
The new coach expressed this about his new All-Star point guard.
"As far as Rondo, I will say this. There is no bigger fan of Rajon Rondo than me.""Everyone I've talked to has raved about how intellectual (Rondo) is. . looking forward to sitting down with him and talking ball.""I'm looking forward to sitting down and learning from him." They talked yesterday, as reported.
At this point, both of these guys know what's been said about their future together. Some say they are destined to fail ,and I believe it's not that at all.I think both guys are looking at this as a togetherness to prove everyone wrong. So on the flip side. Rondo had this to say about his new coach.
While Rondo hasn't spoken publicly, all indications are he's just as intrigued to meet Stevens and wants to spearhead Boston's rebuild. Ainge phoned Rondo after the team hired Stevens and told him the news. Rondo's response?
"[Rondo said,] 'Oh, Is that the guy that coached Gordon Hayward and Shelvin Mack?'" recounted Ainge. " I go, 'Yeah, yeah, that's the guy.' [Rondo said,] 'Oh, yeah. That sounds great.'"
Stevens reached out to all of the players on Boston's roster on Thursday and had conversations with most of them, including Rondo.
"It sounded like their talk went really well and they want to get together and see if they can develop a relationship before the season starts," said Ainge, who maintains he has no desire to move his star point guard this offseason.