|Posted by GreenBanner18 on October 3, 2009 at 1:39 AM|
The Celtics had more than KG problems last year. According to Doc Rivers, the Celtics had an issue with putting individual needs above the team. Boston Herald quotes Doc:
"I thought we had a lot of different agendas. Guys were looking out for their own situations more than the team situation. That came through all year. It was never anything really big, but it was there all year. You could see it in little things, and I think when you take it as a whole it really had an effect on our season.”
Was this a part of the weird feeling last years team had? Maybe this was that little bit we couldn't figure out, but knew something was missing. Either way, I think Rivers was hinting at Rondo a little, but didn't want to throw anyone under the bus. We all know what happened last year with Rondo's tardiness to some games. I think just that one instance can trigger a chain reaction where some players see that a starter doesn't care so much to show up on time, so why should they? But then again, who is to say it started with Rondo? He may just be a product of the rest of the team.
That season is over with, and now, the team has new plans. Doc has liked what he has seen so far coming from camp, and we have heard nothing but good news about the intensity and drive for this years team to win now. Doc said like KG said, "I just think we learned a lot about ourselves". Plan this year on seeing Ubuntu back and in effect more than ever.
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