Re: Game Thread: Celtics vs Sixers, Game 6
posted at 5/24/2012 8:55 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Game Thread: Celtics vs Sixers, Game 6
Cant blame Doc for any of this? One point to make. Doc post game complained that Rondo walked the ball up court all night, which was a huge problem. So im going to assume that either Doc didnt constantly tell Rondo hes killing us and to start increasing the pace or Doc did tell Rondo and Rondo didnt do it. In either case, shouldnt Doc be held responsible for not correcting this problem?? Maybe Rondo is off limits for criticism or maybe Doc offers it only in post game interviews.
Posted by Karllost
so a broken clock is right twice a day and mentioning what he watched all night, while failing to resolve the problem absolves rivers from all sin? c'mon!!!
granted, this issue of rondo checking out of any given game, important or not, has been long standing. but the culture in BOS is 'whatever" as far as rondo goes. he shows up or not, he still plays.
what i'm saying is that if rondo walks the ball up the court all night, can't hit the front lawn with a hammer for his shot, then get him OUT OF THERE- put in dooling or just have ray hobble the ball up- what's the difference- it's not like ray's going to shoot any worse.
dust off daniels and let him bring the ball up. do something, do anything. and "anything" for me is not going all doc-bobblehead about it after the game that you just CHANGED NOTHING IN of what you are COMPLAINING ABOUT post game.
you are now seeing why these are the last few games i will watch as a fan until rivers is gone. he is a completely repugnant coach who knows nothing of what he does in the short or long term. Steamer totally involved one game, absent the next. Pavlocic, Daniels, supposedly healthy but we're married to Pietrus and his 23% shooting? Rondo walks the ball up after murdering us on D- and is not shooting OR being aggressive or decisive in anything he does? GIVE HIM A DAMN BREAK to get his head straight!!!!
i mean at some point, even a mercurial dooshebague like rondo probably craves some BOUNDARIES!!!! maybe he doesn't know it, but surely his sub conscious does. like "get me the hell out of here for a minute, i can't do a thing right". well, sorry rajon, that won't come until the proscribed dockian substitution patterns happen without regard to whoever is hot or what the game flow is. so just tough it out!
while it's not all rondo's fault in that regard- no time for him to re-group when he's a shat sandwich to the team and himself, there is really not excuse for a well paid professional not to hustle. so you get the double whammy doc effect- players know they are on their own and they know that their coach cannot and will not take any corrective action to steer the course of the game toward a better path. because doc is brutally incompetent in all areas of coaching except for the out of bounds play after a time out.
he should be an assistant coach grifting a 70,000 pay check, not the most well paid coach in basketball. have a great four more of this garbage- enjoy these self-coaching teams- they're a real trick or treat proposition!