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Celtics Morning Joe: Doc and Danny meeting today

Posted by shawn cassidy on June 19, 2013 at 5:00 AM


I suppose we may find out today what the future holds for Doc and the Celtics.



Adrian Wojnarowski      @WojYahooNBA

Doc Rivers will be in Boston on Wednesday and plans to sit down with Danny Ainge, league source says.


Adrian Wojnarowski      @WojYahooNBA

As much as Rivers wanted Clippers job, Boston management wanted to use deal to speed up rebuilding process. Ainge and Rivers aren't at odds.



I guess we don't know who the guilty party is. Some could say Doc was the one who wanted this, or one could say Danny wanted this. I can see these two having a press conference soon, (if Doc stays) and putting on a show for the Celtics faithful. I'm kind  of numb on this topic this morning. Sometimes you hit a wall on something, and I hit it right now, and I'm still not over last nights game 6. As the story moves along today. Maybe I'll get over the numb feeling that I have at the moment.


“I am meeting with Doc (today),” Ainge confirmed to the Herald last night. “He’s coming to town. He was coming to town before the events of (yesterday), so we were planning on meeting (today) anyway.”



Some more Doc and Danny talk from ESPN.



If he's in, Ainge and his coach can chat about spin control. Rivers has maintained a public silence since Boston's playoff exit, which affords him the ability to downplay his indecision. A master communicator, Rivers can minimize the Los Angeles tease and suggest his loyalty to the Celtics made it impossible to jump ship (even if that might not be the full truth).

Publicly, Rivers will have no problem winning back a fan base left squeamish by the idea of losing its longstanding helmsman (only Red Auerbach has coached more games and for a longer duration than Rivers, who is a mere 11 regular-season wins behind Tommy Heinsohn for second-most in franchise history). Most will forgive and forget.



I look forward to see how they spin this.

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Reply paul
8:51 AM on June 19, 2013 
I'm not numb. I'm nauseated. I can't root for this team at all anymore. They make me sick. May be that will change, but right now, the sight of a green uniform just makes me want to throw up. It's like the John Y Brown era.
Reply paul
8:59 AM on June 19, 2013 
Auerbach: 9 championships.

Rivers: 1 championship.

To me, this guy is worse than Phil Jackson. Jackson at least had some real ideas about basketball. Doc just knows how to rah rah a bunch of guys, and now he's gotten addicted to the idea of riding great players to easy rings. So I guess we get to see another Doc schmooz session today, then we get to see all the little talking heads echoing him, and yet another year of Blame The Rondo, for no plan on D, no plan on O, no rebounding, players disappearing into the dog house, no development of young players, no inside game, etc....
Reply NeCsFan
10:51 AM on June 19, 2013 
@Paul i was just reading on another Celtics site about how Rondo is keeping his name away from this debacle, which I'm sure is not easy considering how he feels especially about Doc and KG. And what a great job he's doing at sort of subtly overhauling his image. And when you look at his time since the injury he really has. I hope when the pitch fork and torches crowd come for his head about hire this is somehow his fault he will just stay the course of rehabbing his knee and his brand
Reply paul
12:11 PM on June 19, 2013 
NeCsFan says...
@Paul i was just reading on another Celtics site about how Rondo is keeping his name away from this debacle, which I'm sure is not easy considering how he feels especially about Doc and KG. And what a great job he's doing at sort of subtly overhauling his image. And when you look at his time since the injury he really has. I hope when the pitch fork and torches crowd come for his head about hire this is somehow his fault he will just stay the course of rehabbing his knee and his brand


I've been thinking about that, NeC. Rondo is developing into an amazingly skilled performer, a real comedian, and the way he plays off his eccentricities is really amazing. He's already close being something very special in that area too, and the timing of his latest PR push cannot possibly, in my view, be a coincidence, though of course these things must have been in the works anyway.

But I hope he realizes that he still has to deliver on the basketball court.
Reply NeCsFan
1:01 PM on June 19, 2013 
my comments aren't posting :( booo! However, I'm willing to bet that this comment about my comments not posting will show up just fine lol
Reply paul
1:21 PM on June 19, 2013 
I'm having problems with that too
Reply shawn cassidy
2:00 PM on June 19, 2013 
Whats the message giving when it's not posting?
Reply NeCsFan
2:11 PM on June 19, 2013 
It doesn't say anything for me, no error message or anything. Just reloaded the page but there was nothing new when it reloaded. Happened to me twice.
Reply NeCsFan
4:50 PM on June 19, 2013 
paul says...
I've been thinking about that, NeC. Rondo is developing into an amazingly skilled performer, a real comedian, and the way he plays off his eccentricities is really amazing. He's already close being something very special in that area too, and the timing of his latest PR push cannot possibly, in my view, be a coincidence, though of course these things must have been in the works anyway.

But I hope he realizes that he still has to deliver on the basketball court.


Paul, I have a strong gut feeling that when his season ended, and all the talking heads started with the "this team is better sans Rondo" garbage, that the fire had already been lit. Then watching his team get handled by the friggin Knicks...you could see it when they'd show him on the bench. He can't wait to come back. I actually think that if he keeps the steady, subtle PR makeover going and makes sure he focuses on making a full recovery with his rehab and not try to come back early, that this injury - as awful as it is that he even has it - could be a blessing in disguise for his overall brand both on and off the court. I've got a sneaking suspicion that #9 will be hell bent on making all his doubters eat their words. I know I would.
Reply paul
11:50 PM on June 19, 2013 
NeCsFan says...
Paul, I have a strong gut feeling that when his season ended, and all the talking heads started with the "this team is better sans Rondo" garbage, that the fire had already been lit. Then watching his team get handled by the friggin Knicks...you could see it when they'd show him on the bench. He can't wait to come back. I actually think that if he keeps the steady, subtle PR makeover going and makes sure he focuses on making a full recovery with his rehab and not try to come back early, that this injury - as awful as it is that he even has it - could be a blessing in disguise for his overall brand both on and off the court. I've got a sneaking suspicion that #9 will be hell bent on making all his doubters eat their words. I know I would.


I'm hoping for that. Last year he seemed to step forward in some important ways, but he seemed to regress in some important ways too, especially on defense, though a lot of it too was that Doc didn't seem to have the team ready, nor did there seem to be a real offensive plan.