Posted by Sekou Smith
HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — We’ve pounded on the Celtics pretty consistently around here.
And now that they are playing like a true championship contender we deserve all the backlash Celtics fans have been dishing our way the past few weeks.
But if you delve into our complaints about the Cs this season, you’ll notice one person we always had love for. Cs coach Doc Rivers is our kind of coach (just check the video above).
Even before the “Big 3″ became an entity, we loved Doc’s style. He just gets it. He understands how to motivate and how to speak the language that every player can understand.
Challenge a man the right way and usually he’ll respond. Rivers always seems to push the right buttons where his team is concerned. We appreciate that quality in a coach.
Cavs coach Mike Brown is also a long-time fave around the hideout (we knew him when he was a relatively anonymous assistant coach, long before he took over as head coach in Cleveland).
He’s working his team right now in anticipation of a monstrous Game 3 for both teams in Boston Friday night.
In a league where the term “player’s game” game thrown around liberally, the importance of a good coach cannot and should never be overlooked.
It’s a coach’s game, too!