I can only pray the Clippers signing Doc and League approval come quickly.. The longer the delay the more terrified I am Doc will remain coach of the C's.
All this nonsense about how great a coach Doc was/is... wheres the evidence?
He took a loaded team with 3 HOF's in 2007-08 that had to go 7 games against the Hawks and 7 games against the Cavs and 6 against the Pistons and Lakers,,, the most playoffs games played in NBA history and the C's were 66-16!! ....teams that were able to zero in on a long series against the Celtics did much much better than they did during the season... whys that??? cause thats where coaching, strategy and adjustments play a bigger part...
Doc let players like BBD rot until major injury forced him into the lineup and voila... he played like an all star... who knew??? certainly not DOc
All the players Doc let rot on the bench or ran off the team cause he just didnt like them...
What great handling and nurturing he did of ROndo... turning a spoiled brat punk into a monster egomaniac head case and wiping his nose along the way,.,. then annointing Rondo team leader as the kid melted down in most aspects of team leadership///
Allowing the massive ego of Rondo to dictate how the game was played.. The C's became the 'lets focus on ROndo assist records' team....so pathetic was Doc that Rondo freely passed up breakaway layups to pass to a teammate , and more difficult shot, to gain an assist.. Who can deny this?
Too weak and cowardly to assert his authority as HC to demand different or sit him. Apparently so frustrated with the disrespect Rondo showed him, Doc made a lame leap towards the diva in an attempt to fight him.. but still, Rondo got his way and DOc took it and also revealed what a lame coach he really is
Riding his vets into the ground, refusing to use his bench adequately until the old timers gas tanks emptied in perfect timing for the playoffs... ever notice how many 4th quarter meltdowns the Celtics had the last several years?? Misusing all that talent and know-how
Giving cheerleading demo's during timeouts when he should be issuing some strategies and instructions from time to time... yet every camera pick up for years was ... lets go!! rah rah rah!!! Oh yes, at times we heard such wisdom as ....we need a stop... or... we need a rebound.... never anything like how to handle the pick n roll defensively thats killing us... nah, just go get'm!!
Look at Docs resume as HC... he was garbage in Orlando... oh wait, almost forgot DOc won Coach of the Year once in Orlando, when his team didnt even make the playoffs... I guess that meant of all the lousy teams, Docs was one of the better ones...
Many were begging for Doc to be fired in Boston... right up until Danny pulled off a miracle and created the Big 3... thats Danny Ainge, not Doc Rivers
Doc rode those HOF's and players coattails until now, when the riding is over... now its time to show what you aremade of as a coach... oh uh, thats not for Doc... we already seen how rotten Doc is as a coach sans Big 3 HOF era...
So Ill chime in my thanks as well... Thanks Doc, for not interfereing too much with KGs coaching in 2008 and messing up our championship.... you almost did anyway, having to go 7 games agasint inferior opponents twice, but we got by...barely..