|Doc Rivers Was "Pissed'' At Ray Allen's Reasons For Leaving|
While most Celtic fans have been angry at Ray Allen's defection to the Miami Heat, his former coach Doc Rivers also says he was "pissed" as well, but more so for Allen's reasons for leaving. Whatever team he went to was fine, but Rivers believes that Ray will face the same situation in Miami that he did in Boston. In an interview with Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski, Rivers concedes that he was the one responsible for putting more of the ball in Rondo's hands.
"People can use all the Rondo stuff – and it was there, no doubt about that – but it was me more than Rondo," said Rivers, who is working as an NBC analyst during the Olympics. "I'm the guy who gave Rondo the ball. I'm the guy who decided that Rondo needed to be more of the leader of the team. That doesn't mean guys liked that – and Ray did not love that – because Rondo now had the ball all the time.
"He's not going to start in Miami. And I doubt he gets the ball more. But I do think, for a guy like Ray and Paul and Kevin and Kobe [Bryant], it's easier to go somewhere and do that than have it taken from you where you're at.
"I was pissed at him," Rivers said. "I was pissed at him for his reasons for leaving. But what people don't get: I wasn't pissed at him for leaving for Miami. I could care less he went there. And that's a fact. With the fans, I know it was: How could he go to Miami? But once he decided he didn't want to stay with us, he has the right to go wherever he wants."
|Last Updated ( Wednesday, 01 August 2012 18:52 )|