SI.com gives a list of 6 coaches on the "Hot Seat" this season. Leading the list off in first place is Doc Rivers. The piece has this to say about Doc:
1. Doc Rivers, Boston It's year three for Rivers and Paul Pierce isn't getting any younger. A playoff berth is a must.
Following Doc on this 6 Most Unwanted list are Isaiah Thomas (NY), Eddie Jordan (Washington), Jerry Sloan (Utah), Jeff Van Gundy (Houston), and Sam Mitchell (Toronto). I personally would have put Isaiah at the top of the list, but then, that is just me.
Pierce has always struck me as the guy who gets good numbers on a bad teams.
Obviously a bit of sour grapes coming from our northern neighbor.
Celtics.com has a piece on what some former Celtics are up to these days. Eric Williams, Jiri Welsch, Tony Delk, Chucky Atkins, Mike James, Marcus Banks, Justin Reed, David Wesley, and Gary Payton are among the former Celtics who are checked on in this article. It concerns itself with players still active as players. Of course, it would take more than one article to track down all the former Celtics that are out there...
Remember those commercials from years past where everyone declared that they wanted to "be like Mike?" A Sixers Blog finds itself wishing that Sam Dalembert was more like Perk. Dalembert was signed to a contract that will give him approximately $10 million a year, even though he isn't any more proven than Perk and probably won't be as good as Perk in the long run. Perk's loyalty to the Celtics and willingness to accept a contract that is well below the going rate for centers... any centers, is very refreshing.... Have I mentioned lately that I love this kid?
Detroit Free Press reports that Celtics Legend Dave Cowens has signed on with them as an assistant. Cowens was a head coach for Golden State and the Grizzlies, compiling a 161-191 record. Last season he was coach and GM of the Chicago Sky of the WNBA who had a 5 and 29 record. Best of luck to him...There is always a soft spot for our Celtics even when they end up with other teams.