Re: Stephen A on the Celtics
posted at 3/18/2013 3:05 PM EDT
In response to Petey62's comment:
Duke4, you put quotations around Smith's comment about Doc being a "teacher of men". That suggests that Smith actually said that. So you're not sure if Smith used the term "teacher" or "leader"? Okay, but you might not want to add the quotes to suggest that he did.
Nevertheless, I agree that Doc commands the respect of his players as well as players around the league. But I'm not so sure HE always gets them mentally ready to excel. I say that because on too many occasions this team comes out just plain flat (see Charlotte Bobcats game) and then during a post-game presser Doc appears totally oblivious as to why the team played like it did. I don't think Doc has a true pulse of the team at all times (we don't practice enough). The Celtics, for as talented as they are, have way too many stinkers (even with as much chemistry as they have developed during the season).
I think Doc is a "veteran's coach" who relies on the veterans policing the team. He is not patient with young players and prefers to NOT develop them unless injuries force him to.
Just my opinion.
c'mon soldier boy....what is your "personal"
vendetta with both DOC & PIERCE...do you
really expect any COACH to come out before
a game and say "MT TEAM IS NOT READY TO
PLAY"....what the hell is wrong with you...
and after any game when a team stinks up
the joint , after both sufficent practices and
team meetings and discussions , and lays
egg after egg , do you WANT THE COACH
to throw his players under the bus....all DOC
is saying is " i don't know what more we can say
or do for the guys to play as they should be
playing"...just because he is "mouthing" these words does
does mean we should take those words "LITERALLY" and
you know dam well what he means...these guys are not
"kids" they should not even need a coach....what's your
beef soldier boy...please tell us....you of all
people know or should damn well know , that
when you go into "BATTLE" .....e-x-p-e-r-i-n-c-e
TRUMPS inexperience each & every time...
so that your use of the word "veterans"
is grossly misleading....DOC may not be
the MAN to either ....TEACH OR LEAD...you
into and or on THE BATTLE FIELD....but he
is perfect for this group of .....CELTIC MEN !!!!!