Boston Celtics Make a Frank Decision About Coaching Staff

September 16th, 2010 by Frances White Leave a reply »
The Boston Celtics have returned the core of their team roster; however they have taken a significant hit in the coaching department.  

Clifford Ray the resident big man coach that has coached the likes of Carlos Boozer, P.J. Brown, Dwight Howard, and Kendrick Perkins was not rehired.

The common denominator here is that his past two protege's Dwight Howard and Kendrick Perkins have been unable to develop a go-to-move under Ray's tutelage.

Boston's bigs are comprised of battle tested veterans who are able to show Glen Davis and the other younger players what it takes.  This also saves the Celtics some money on the coaching front, because now they have the luxury of allowing the veterans to police the likes of Davis.  

This not a significant loss on the coaching front, but "Uncle Cliffy" will be missed because he was well respected throughout the league.

Tom Thibodeau finally got his much deserved chance by having the luxury of coaching another up and coming point guard in the Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose.  

It will be interesting to see how Thibodeau's intimate knowle ...

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