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Rajon Rondo: 'I am not a coach-killer'

Posted by shawn cassidy on July 13, 2013 at 10:15 PM



Cedric nails it with this when it comes to Rondo. "but a lot of great players always have some kind of idiosyncrasy that kind of goes along with that.” Rondo isn't a coach killer,he's a great talent, and he questions his coach, and voices it. As for some other points in the league like Paul, or Williams who go behind their coaches backs and do it, by complaining to the management. Rondo seemed to air it out with this coach face-to-face. This is all stuff that I have been saying for the past 2-3 weeks, if not much longer. It's also funny that the alleged scuffle between Doc and Rondo came out the day before Doc was traded. Anyways, that's old news. Were now seeing a wonderful relationship blossom between a coach and point guard.


WEEI

On the Fourth of July, I happened to be walking on one of the beaches of Boston, ran into Rajon Rondo’s brother, had him give Rondo a call and I spoke to Rondo personally about this,” Maxwell told Yahoo! Sports Radio. “Rondo said to me, ‘Look, I am not a coach-killer,’ so I think that he wants to get in here, he wants to work hard, he wants to get along with the coach, and he feels like he’s been put into an unfair picture of being such a hard, difficult guy to coach.”

Somewhere along the line, Rondo developed a reputation as a player no coach but Doc Rivers could handle — and even Rivers grew tired of him, or so the rumors go. We tackled how that tale got taller here.

“He is stubborn and pig-headed when it comes to doing it his way and getting it done his way,” added Maxwell. “And he wants to prove people wrong because he was drafted down in the draft — how good he is, how good he’s become. He’s become an All-Star, and he’s become one of the better point guards in the NBA, so I think he has kind of a chip on his shoulder. That kind of comes into play, but a lot of great players always have some kind of idiosyncrasy that kind of goes along with that.”

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5 Comments

Reply paul
11:48 PM on July 13, 2013 
It's so ironic that Rondo has to fight this label, while others who clearly deserve it are eagerly fawned upon by many of the same folks, it seems, who would pin the coachkiller label on Rondo.
Reply rcraig617
12:01 AM on July 14, 2013 
It's also ironic how rondo is being called a selfis player but continues to lead the league in assists. It just makes no sense to me.
Reply C'slife
3:14 AM on July 14, 2013 
paul says...
It's so ironic that Rondo has to fight this label, while others who clearly deserve it are eagerly fawned upon by many of the same folks, it seems, who would pin the coachkiller label on Rondo.


Chris Paul? Deron Williams?
Reply C'slife
3:15 AM on July 14, 2013 
rcraig617 says...
It's also ironic how rondo is being called a selfis player but continues to lead the league in assists. It just makes no sense to me.


The guy passed up open shots to pat others stats.
Reply paul
4:36 AM on July 14, 2013 
I was thinking of Chris Paul and Deron Willians, Cslife, and Dwight Howard too. And this thing about being a selfish assister has become an out of control meme now.