Re: Thank You, Doc
posted at 6/24/2013 10:49 PM EDT
In response to donrd4's comment:
In response to dannycater's comment:
I don't often post here, but I do on the B's/Sox boards. I want to thank Doc Rivers for being part of a 4-man group of managers/coaches who brought Boston sports back into the national limelight in the 2000s. A NBA title with the Big 3 and another final that went 7 games. Doc guided a tough team of egos, and got the best out of his guys when sometimes it would seem like they were ready to quit on him. He's a heckuva coach and I liked how he talked to the press and how he proved to be a strong leader. Good luck with the Clippers, and I feel this is a loss for the franchise. I felt the same about Tito Francona.
If Doc was such a good coach. Why then doesn't he want to stick around and show how good he is with a rebuilding team. Heck ! any decent coach can win with allstars.Take the worst coach in the league and let him coach Miami... Bingo !!! Your only as good as your team. Great coach ?
Put Doc on the worst team and let see if he's ( Heck of a coach) you think he is . Glad there ain't a Doc in the house !!!
I want to thank Doc for remembering what competitive basketball is like. For the many who've forgotten, they are about to be reminded over the next few years when we turn into the Timberwolves, the Kings, the Hornets, the Suns, and others who think that losing is the way to a championship. As the Spurs and Heat have shown - the real way to winning is free agents, trades, and rebuilding as you play. The Heat, Dallas, Celtics, and Lakers have all won championships in recent years. Which of them got there by losing for a bunch of years and counting on the draft to build them up vs which ones got there via free agency, trades, and building while they continued to be competitive?
Thanks, Doc. I, for one, will miss your competitiveness. Unlike some posters here, I was with you when you asked Danny to get some more talent around Rondo, Pierce, and KG rather than just throwing in the towel and hoping we get another winner in another 20 years!!!