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Celtics Radio Voice Sean Granade Belives Rondo Will Be Better Without Doc

Posted by shawn cassidy on September 24, 2013 at 11:30 PM



Sometimes it's for the best to just part way. For Rondo maybe it was a blessing that Doc felt like he wasn't up for a rebuild with Rondo as the centerpiece. Sean Granade has been a good basketball mind for years in Boston, and underrated. He nails all of it with his comments about the budding relationship between Stevens and Rondo, and the past relationship between Rondo and Doc.


Sean Grande On Toucher & Rich: With Strain Of Rivers-Rondo Relationship Removed, Stevens Should Get Along Fine With Point Guard

As a lifelong holder of minority opinion, I will add this one to the mix: I think people are vastly underrating Rondo’s interest in playing for a different coach. For his entire NBA career, there has always been at some level a clash between two headstrong individuals in Rondo and Doc Rivers,” Grande told Toucher & Rich. “As great a coach as Doc Rivers is, and his track record is his track record, maybe Rondo needed a different voice. Maybe there is a potential for two young guys who view things differently than most of the rest of the world does to have a really good coach-point guard relationship.

“What’s exciting about the season is all the directions it could go. But to me, everyone is not realizing when the weight of a relationship that was strained at times goes out the window and you’re starting from scratch with somebody new.”



Rondo needs a coach that can adapt to him, and that can hold him accountable with his teammates. Rondo was in an odd situation. I think a lot of Doc's and Rondo's issues came about because of Doc favoring his veteran "Big 3". Rondo was shouldering a lot, and  I don't know if Doc used him correctly at times, so they both were headstrong, because maybe the communication wasn't as strong. Doc was a great communicator. But when it came to Rondo, maybe he didn't know what to do, or he felt that Rondo should just listen. Rondo needs to grow as well. Maybe he was stubborn at times with Doc, and maybe a new coach will allow Rondo to be his true self.

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4 Comments

Reply C'slife
12:37 AM on September 25, 2013 
I love Granade, that is all.
Reply paul
3:57 AM on September 25, 2013 
For years everyone has talked about how lucky Rondo was to be in an ideal situation. I think they have wildly underestimated how much Rondo had to adapt to a situation that was tough on him, and how brilliantly Rondo DID adapt. IF the Rondo Stevens relationship turns out to be as fruitful as many of us hope it will be, a marriage of two brilliant oddballs, folks may begin to realize.

Lol C's life!
Reply Franklin
11:06 AM on September 25, 2013 
Danny brought in a coach that he thought was a coach that could work with Rondo. I dont know if a George Karl would have done it,even though hes a great coach. Brad is a different dude like Rondo in a good way.
Reply C'slife
4:37 PM on September 25, 2013 
paul says...
For years everyone has talked about how lucky Rondo was to be in an ideal situation. I think they have wildly underestimated how much Rondo had to adapt to a situation that was tough on him, and how brilliantly Rondo DID adapt. IF the Rondo Stevens relationship turns out to be as fruitful as many of us hope it will be, a marriage of two brilliant oddballs, folks may begin to realize.

Lol C's life!


They were lucky to have him don't you think. He gave them life.