Depending on what type of person you are, the Celtics have probably caused you depression, heartache, and/or years worth of pain during the last three months. They have been just as reliable as a brand new Toyota.
But Doc Rivers, God bless his sick and tortured soul, loves this crap. He relishes in the opportunity to overcome a challenge, to pull the right strings to bring his team back from the dead. (Boston Globe)
Asked to describe this season’s experience, Doc Rivers chose a word no one expected: enjoyable.
“It’s a group that you’ve had to get your hands dirty,’’ Rivers said. “You’ve had to dive into this group, push buttons, get on guys that you never thought you would have to. In some ways it’s been a very joyous challenge. This has been a very challenging year.’’
“A very joyous challenge…a very challenging year.”
Ladies and gentlemen, your 2010 Celtics.
I’m not sure whether to thank my lucky stars that Rivers has so much patience, or to continue to hope he’ll morph into a screaming, yelling Bob Knight and give his players a jolt of energy.
Either way, I know one thing about enjoyable:
It isn’t going 19-19 during a 38-game span with a crew that still holds title hopes.