You know, sometimes we don't appreciate Doc enough. Some coaches would have panicked or messed around with trying something drastically different and created more harm than good. Doc just played it cool and let his veterans figure things out. Via the Globe.
The Celtics' precise execution sent a message to the NBA that they are curing their early-season ills, but the past six days was even more critical to the teams' psyche. Three home losses and a couple of ugly wins caused apprehension, although coach Doc Rivers never showed a hint of panic.
Behind the cool demeanor and bright smile, Rivers allows his team plenty of room to find themselves. So while the region may have been uneasy with the 9-4 start, Rivers could be seen sipping on a Smoothie.