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Thu, 10/29/2009 - 9:36am  

Rivers on D&C: Baby still part of family

Celtics coach Doc Rivers appeared on the Dennis & Callahan show and talked about the Celtics' fast start, the impressive bench, and Glen Davis' immaturity.

 

"At this point with Baby, you're over the disappointment," Rivers said. "The way I look at things is, you do things and it happens and you have to mature. You preach it over and over again, and sometimes these things do help and sometimes they don't. We've seen it happen before, and then someone repeat it. But having said that, he's still part of your family. Like I told our players, "You can't forget that." And I told them, "As a father, your kids make mistakes. You're angry at them at times. You have to punish them, you have to discipline them, you have to do whatever you have to do. Having said that, they're still part of your family and you have to keep teaching them." And that's what Big Baby is. That's the moment he is with our team right now. And that's what you have to do. So, yeah, I hope it helps. It's not the event that you would want to happen A lot of times, it's one minute. It's a five-second judgment that carries on for a while because you made the bad judgment in that split-second, and that's part of maturity, too."

 

The Celtics have started the season strong, and the play of the second team has been key. It's a reminder of how the 2007-08 NBA champions received a big boost from the bench.

 

"It's very similar to two years ago," Rivers said. "It's absolutely better than last year's bench. I thought last year our bench was very young. This year's bench has veterans. And again, they're multidimensional, so you can put them in different spots. Very similar to two years ago when we had [James] Posey playing the 2, 3 and the 4 spots, P.J. Brown playing the 4 and the 5 spots, Sam Cassell playing the 1 and the 2 spots. So, it's similar to that team."

 

Hear the entire interview at the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page or read the transcript at the Green Street blog.




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