Sunday, June 10, 2012

Doc Rivers Emotional

  • Celtics coach Doc Rivers succumbed to his emotions in the final seconds of Bostons loss to the Miami Heat in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals as he subbed out Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • There's been little emotion despite plenty of opportunities to show When that rainbow went in, you knew the Heat weren't going to pull a Dallas. Poor Doc knew it too. After the game, Rivers gave James a hug and a word of encouragement.
  • (Sporting News)
  • If we could have gotten this group to the Finals, it would have been fantastic for all of us, Celtics coach Doc Rivers said of which made the postgame locker room that much more emotional.
  • (ESPN)
  • "Well find that out later," an emotional Doc Rivers said, referring to the possible end of the foursome's era. "I just want to stick with this group if its a couple more days, a couple more weeks, or whatever. I just want to stick with them.
  • (NBA)
  • A: Look, it has been an incredible rollercoaster ride, so a bit of emotion is to be expected Spoelstra is operating with extreme expectations. But Doc Rivers certainly was gracious in praising Spoelstra following Saturdays game.
  • (Sun Sentinel)
  • It was an emotional moment. Doc Rivers pulled out his stars Rajon Rondo, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen in what may have been their final game together. There were hugs and embraces all around on the Celtics bench.
  • (NBC Sports)
  • Honestly, I just thought we had nothing left, Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. Thats how it felt as a coach I dont know what Kevins situation is, he admitted, his eyes red with emotion. Theres still a lot of basketball left in my legs.
  • (CBS Sports)
  • Little emotion. Such a contrast to his 45 minutes on that court where the Heat had gone 1-15 since 2007-08. Even Celtics coach Doc Rivers had to say, I hope now you guys will stop talking about LeBron and that he doesnt play in big games.
  • (USA Today)
  • So it was an emotional end when, with the game out of reach and 25 seconds remaining, Doc Rivers pulled Paul Pierce, Garnett and Allen off the floor. You could tell how they were feeling.
  • (NBC Sports)
  • "That's just Ray doing whatever he can to help the team,'' coach Doc Rivers said before Game 6 he makes that decision and goes that direction. "He's emotional.
  • (The Boston Globe)

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