Re: On Glen Davis vs Doc
posted at 11/28/2012 9:01 AM EST
In response to puddinpuddin's comment:
What is the Coach afraid of?:
Losing GAMES with an inferior backup and losing Rondo's energy in the areas where he is good. Balance, Pud......that what coaches deal with in the real world vs what we can do by debating hypothetically on a chat board.
Rondo came into the league with the reputation of being difficult, headstrong to coach.
Rather than facing that issue headon and laying down the law with this kid, doc took the easy way out, took the kid under his wing as a surrogate dad might, practiced unconditional love and never disciplined him when R9R practiced what his agent later called "constructive defiance."
Doc closed his eyes hoping that the "diva" problems would disappear. They haven't.
Doc can't easily see or fix the problem because he is a major part of the problem. He's way too close to Rondo.
And would DA back doc if he came to his senses and tried? That's the $64,000 question.
The cow is already out the barn door.
DA and doc need to be on the same page before any sort of intervention/confrontation occurs. Otherwise, disaster that could blow up in management's face taking one or both in the process.
An easier solution is to deal R9R which DA has tried and w/o success.
Rondo carries lots of baggage that other GMs shy away from.
R9R's next contract year should be interesting indeed if he is still here.
Little bit overboard on RR. And how many players has RR been shopped for? Chris Paul? Maybe Pau Gasol? If you think all the GM's don't want RR you are crazy, they would take him in a hearbeat. Danny definitely isn't going to give him away. He is already in rarified air with Stockton and Johnson. Is he the best PG in the NBA? Depends on who you ask. I know one thing, it doesn't take long to call the roll on the best PG list that he is on.