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Rondo admits he’s not the easiest guy to coach

Chuck - Red's Army June 11, 2013 Celtics News, Rajon Rondo 9 Comments

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Brian Kamenetzky: “Do you think you were hard to coach earlier in your career?”

RR: “I still am. It’s not that I’m hard to coach; it’s just that I may challenge what you say. I know the game myself. I’m out there playing, so I may have seen something different versus what you saw from the sidelines. I’m going to be respectable. I’m going to let the coach talk. Me and Doc talk all the time; it’s just different dialogue. We’ve built to that relationship, and I’ve been fortunate to play for Doc for seven years. If I have any questions, he’s pretty much got all the answers. And if he doesn’t, he’s always honest with me. I wouldn’t rather play for any other coach.”

Rajon Rondo talked coachability, Connect Four and alegbra as part of a new Red Bull promotional video interview.

I’ve battered Rajon many times over the years for his difficult personality, but after watching the Celtics struggle mightily against the New York Knicks in the playoffs, it’s obvious this team NEEDS him on the court, warts and all.

(h/t WEEI)

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  • Eddie Allen Powe

    I was disappointed in the Boston faithful that harped on Rondo this past season. The kid had a bad year but there were many factors that played into his season alone.

    -Doc PP and KG passed him the torch too soon

    -He over thought the offensive, playing wight Ray PP KG made him a selfless passer
    -The dude is a methodical genius and his playmaking needed to be simplified

    -He needed to be a shoot first PG in 12-13

    -The double digit assists streak was his main distraction (Doc encouraged it)

    -Humphries escalated the fight by pulling RR’s jersey over his head. Rajon just wanted a tech for the enforcer push.

    -Barbosa should have started at SG while Avery was out (Terry and Lee off the bench)

    -The ref bump suspension was indeed a knucklehead moment

    I think the acl injury will humble him and adjust his focus. He will come back with a chip on his shoulder with the intent to improve as an all around player.

    • ShawnCVD

      Rondo needs to average 16 and 10 and 5. Green 20ish 6 boards. That’s 36 points combined plus 22ish off Rondos assists. Is that enough? I cannot picture Rondo giving Boston twenty night in and night out. Maybe Green grows a pair and feasts off the FT line getting him to 24…

      Minus the old guard Rondo/Green are the only 2 with capacity to be all stars so I’m imagining what their production would need to be. Does Bradley/Sully have All Star capacity or are they simply quality pieces? What production would those two pieces give us and can they equate to wins ?

  • KWAPT

    Kamenetsky is one of the guys who covers the Lakers for ESPN too…kind of an odd choice to do the interviews. But he’s Red Bull’s bball contributor so..

    • Chulinho

      I was thinking the same thing.

  • forever_green

    I’ve had way to many Redbulls because Rondos picture was on the can…thanks Redbull

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