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Born and raised in and around Boston, Ben Rohrbach finished third in WEEI’s Next Great Sports Blogger contest, but they hired him anyway. He’s covered Celtics basketball and the NBA for WEEI.com since 2010. A 10-year veteran of sports journalism, his work has appeared on/in ESPN.com, SI.com, The Boston Globe, Boston Herald and The MetroWest Daily News, where he was honored among the New England Press Association’s best daily sports column honorees.

 
COLUMNS
Ben Rohrbach
07/08/2013 - 5:51pm
Even Rajon Rondo admits he’s no coach’s dream, but all this business that began with some variation of, “He drove Doc Rivers out of town,” is getting out of hand.
Ben Rohrbach
06/28/2013 - 1:33pm
If Paul Pierce is “cold-blooded,” then Danny Ainge is the iceberg that sunk the Titanic.
Ben Rohrbach
06/28/2013 - 12:49am
The Celtics didn’t just blow it up. They found all those grenades, uzis and missile launchers Kevin Garnett described back when Boston was nothing but a cold-weather road city to him, and they tossed them into the ubuntu huddle.
Ben Rohrbach
06/24/2013 - 3:26pm
The man who brought Ubuntu to Boston just drove a stake through its heart. In a way, Doc Rivers still epitomizes the philosophy -- "I am what I am because of who we all are" -- since the Celtics shaped him into a coach worthy of an unprotected Clippers first-round draft pick just as much as he molded them on the way to their most recent NBA title.
Ben Rohrbach
06/19/2013 - 1:46pm
In the end, Danny Ainge holds all the cards, and the Clippers folded. After all, that other Los Angeles team is the side in desperate need of the coach with a championship pedigree and the big man who makes anything possible if the Clips ever hope to hoist their first Larry O’Brien trophy.
Ben Rohrbach
04/28/2013 - 7:49pm
Ben Rohrbach
04/16/2013 - 2:03pm
For me, Marathon Monday has always been the day I was born. Now, it’s the day Martin Richard, two others and probably more died. 
Ben Rohrbach
04/09/2013 - 5:47pm
Almost every question Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce faced before Tuesday’s Celtics practice hinged on developing consistency before the playoffs.
Ben Rohrbach
04/01/2013 - 3:42pm
"There's no evidence he's actually any good." -- John Hollinger on Jeff Green, October 2012
Ben Rohrbach
03/19/2013 - 10:17am
The Heat may have won a regular-season game in the Garden for the first time in almost six years, but the Kevin Garnett-less Celtics sent a message on Monday night: Nobody in Boston is scared of the Heat. And Jeff Green of all people said it loudest.
Ben Rohrbach
02/28/2013 - 7:17pm
WALTHAM -- When Celtics coach Doc Rivers watched Warriors guard Stephen Curry’s 54-point performance, including all 11 triples against the Knicks on Wednesday night, he rooted for every shot to fall.
Ben Rohrbach
02/27/2013 - 2:06pm
With 25 games remaining, the Celtics are closer to the No. 2 seed than the ninth seed. After their overwhelming underachievement in the first half of the season, the C’s undermanned overachievement for the past 14 games has all but clinched a playoff spot.
Ben Rohrbach
02/20/2013 - 8:53pm
"There aren't a lot of teams that are trying to pursue players of KG and Paul's age, and I just think we value them more than other teams value them." -- Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge, on Feb. 7
Ben Rohrbach
02/05/2013 - 2:52pm
Ben Rohrbach
01/30/2013 - 10:52am
In the days since Rajon Rondo's season-ending ACL injury, Celtics coach Doc Rivers hasn't locked his staff in a room, hoping to recreate the wheel, and he hasn't called players into his office, complicating anyone's role.
Ben Rohrbach
01/27/2013 - 11:18pm
After his postgame press conference, upon first learning of Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo’s season-ending ACL injury, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra pulled a reporter aside to ask, “Really?”
Ben Rohrbach
01/25/2013 - 1:49pm
Ben Rohrbach
01/22/2013 - 2:29pm
Ben Rohrbach
01/15/2013 - 1:16pm
The Celtics got their swagger back. They discovered their identity. However you want to describe it, this is what Danny Ainge had in mind when he built what everybody back in training camp, including coach Doc Rivers, called "the deepest team" of this Celtics era.
Ben Rohrbach
12/17/2012 - 10:32pm
Not 10 seconds after Paul Pierce sat at the podium for his annual Media Day interview, someone told the Celtics captain, “It looks like you’ve lost weight.”


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Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston, "I think Rondo is going to go, I just don't see where and how yet" 7-17-14

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Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston: I believe Rondo will be traded 7-10-14

Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.

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Larry Lucchino says the Sox have tabled contract talks with Jon Lester 7-24-14

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DJ Bean, WEEI.com. The Bruins are not traded Marchand 6-13-14

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Larry Lucchino says the Sox have tabled contract talks with Jon Lester 7-24-14

Larry Lucchino discussed the latest on the contract talks with Jon Lester.

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Christian Fauria reviews his Madden ratings 7-24-14

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Chris Price, WEEI.com, Analysis from Day 1 of Pats Training Camp 7-24-14

Chris Price of WEEI.com joins the guys to discuss the key position battles going into camp, as well as the contract status of Devin McCourty

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Jon Lester's Contract Sit…

Jon Lester's Contract Situation and the Future

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