Some quick hits from the long weekend:
This speaks volumes about the team chemistry (or at least how poorly Jiri fit into the team chemistry). Reading the rest of the article, I found myself upset at the fact that a team like the Spurs seem to "get it" while the Celtics do not (yet). The Spurs strike me as the Pats of the NBA. Which makes the Celitcs what? The Seahawks? Regardless, I'm jealous. This is also discussed in the forums.
''To me, that's toughness," said the Celtics coach. ''I keep telling our guys that there's a big difference between being physical and playing aggressive and responding. If someone fouls you hard, you don't respond. You do what Ginobili did. You turn the other cheek, make the free throws and win the game. To me, turning the other cheek is much more of a sign of toughness than pushing back."
Does sound like they are speaking directly to the Captain. Start with the star and get him in line, and the rest of the team will follow. At least in theory.
Gotta wonder if Danny was in the mix.