Fountain of Youth: Rivers’ Plan Keeps Celtics Healthy and Fresh

May 29th, 2010 by Tim Jackson Leave a reply »

He’s not the best coach in the NBA, and he’s not the best coach remaining in the playoffs (both of those honors go to Phil Jackson of the Los Angeles Lakers.)

He isn’t some master whiz with X’s and O’s, and he’s not the new coach on the block looking to make a name for himself.

But he is exactly what the Boston Celtics needed.

Celtics head coach Doc Rivers has proven to be the valuable piece that Boston has needed to ensure that the Celtics’ “Big Three” didn’t go out on a down note.

After Christmas, as Boston struggled to a 27-27 record and losing seven of 10 games down the stretch heading in to the playoffs, the basketball world had conceded that the window had closed for Boston and that the “Big Three” of Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and Kevin Garnett was over the hill and that their NBA talents were now no longer suffici ...

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