|Posted by shawn cassidy on July 29, 2013 at 5:15 AM||comments (1)|
I though this post was fitting with the recent hiring by the Celtics for Stevens coaching staff. Once upon a time the Celtics were in need of something more than just a 'Big 3' carrying the team to a title. Exactly one month after trading for KG. On August 30, 2007, Thibodeau was named associate head coach of the Celtics. Kevin Garnett changed the culture in Boston, but anoth...Read Full Post »
|Posted by shawn cassidy on July 23, 2013 at 5:30 AM||comments (4)|
|Posted by shawn cassidy on June 17, 2013 at 5:20 AM||comments (1)|
Rivers began his coaching career with the Magic in 1999, where he coached for more than four seasons. Rivers won the coach of the year award in 2000 after his first year with the Magic. That season, he led the team that was picked to finish last in the league to a near playoff berth. He made the post-season in his next three years as coach, but was fired in 2003 ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by shawn cassidy on June 15, 2013 at 5:15 AM||comments (1)|
I think Danny's best draft was in 2006 when he traded for Rondo and drafted Powe in the second round. I think 2004 is a very close second. In 2004 Ainge drafted Al Jefferson with the 15th pick. Then Ainge drafted Delonte West at the 24th pick, and Tony Allen at the 25th pick. That proved to be the core of the Celtics youth movement for a couple of years...Read Full Post »
|Posted by shawn cassidy on June 12, 2013 at 5:30 AM||comments (1)|
I decided to talk about Danny's draft day deal from 2006 for Powe, because of the Spurs Gary Neal who had one of the best games of any bench player in Finals history.Gary Neal made six 3-pointers while scoring 24 as San Antonio went 16 of 32 from
behind the arc, rolling to the third biggest victory in Finals history.
|Posted by shawn cassidy on June 11, 2013 at 5:30 AM||comments (4)|
Something as simple as a hug before each game indicated what kind of teammate James Posey was. James was the Celtics 6th man in 2008 when they returned to greatness with banner 17. James had all the intangibles that you needed from a 6th man. He was tough, and gritty a perfect fit on a KG led Celtics team.
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|Posted by shawn cassidy on June 10, 2013 at 5:30 AM||comments (2)|
I can remember seeing the news come in about the Celtics grabbing P.J Brown after the All-Star break. It was a move that fined tuned their front court. The Celtics had very good young bigs coming off the bench with Powe, and Big Baby. Perkins as well was a young starting center who never endured a long playoff run. Much like Cassell was insurance for Rondo. Brown was insurance for the younger ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by shawn cassidy on June 8, 2013 at 5:15 AM||comments (6)|
Ainge gets a lot of flack for not inking Tony Allen after the 2010 NBA Finals. When I think about this years later. I forget that Tony Allen wanted a bigger role. He was stuck behind Paul Pierce and Ray Allen at the time. He wanted more than a bench role, but could have Danny done more to keep him? T...Read Full Post »
|Posted by shawn cassidy on June 7, 2013 at 5:30 AM||comments (7)|
The Celtics were just coming off a NBA Finals loss to the Lakers in a hard fought 7 game series. The Celtics lost their starting center Kendrick Perkins in game six, and the C's would have probably won with Perk in the paint in game seven. Anyways, the Celtics wouldn't have Perk until late January or sometime in February of the ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by shawn cassidy on June 6, 2013 at 5:30 AM||comments (5)|
Without a doubt this was Danny's second best move if not the best someday. The trade of Antoine Walker in 2003 was linked to Rondo in 2006. So maybe that deal wasn't such a bad thing. Even though the Celtics probably would have traded another player to get Rondo. Jiri Welsch was involved in both deals.
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