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People told Doc to pass on the Celtics job

RedsArmyAdmin October 6, 2009 Uncategorized 2 Comments

I've got to give credit where credit is due.  Celtics.com is stepping up this preseason.  They've been posting interviews with everyone and making a lot of good stuff available to C's fans.

Today, they put up a 5 minute interview with Doc Rivers.  Among the topics:  his association with Red Auerbach… who is great coaching influences were… how some guys were able to handle success while others weren't… and what it means to turn around the Celtics.

Of course, there's always one quote that stands out in interviews like this.  With Doc, it's what others told him when the C's job came around.

"a lot of coaches called me and advised me to pass on this job.  The Celtics are not a good team.  The brand is so big and being not a good team you can't be successful.  And I thought the exact opposite.  I wanted to be part of the group who brought the Celtics back and that was my goal when I came in here… I stated that when I took the job.  And to have us be significant again is really important, and I don't take that lightly."

Neither do we, Doc.

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0120a584cc24970b sam_lt

    This was a good interview but the one on WEEI this morning was evan better, imo. My favorite part of that interview was Doc saying he thought Rondo would be with the Celtics for his whole career, I haven’t stopped smiling since.

  • Bas Rutten Jr.

    Ha, now ya got me smiling. :)