Celtics’ owner on Rajon Rondo: ‘I don’t know how coachable he really is’ – CBSSports.com
Coaching Rondo here is apparently a difficult task. (USATSI)
We could be at the end of an era with the Boston Celtics. For roughly seven years, point guard Rajon Rondo has been tossed around in trade rumors almost on a monthly basis. Danny Ainge has either done a terrible job of keeping trade talks about his point guard quiet or he’s done a great job of making it clear that if you want Rondo on your team, it’s going to cost you. With Rondo heading toward unrestricted free agency in 2015, we might see him leave Boston, effectively ending the trade possibilities.
If he does leave, that might make life easier for coach Brad Stevens. Celtics’ owner Wyc Grousbeck was on WBZ-TV Sunday and had some comments about how stubborn and uncoachable the team’s All-Star point guard is. He also said he would “absolutely” like to keep Rondo with the team long-term. From Adam Kaufman of Boston.com:
With his team working diligently to get back to their recent days of championship contention after an offseason that lacked those promised fireworks, Grousbeck had some interesting things to say when discussing C’s captain and impending free agent Rajon Rondo.
“He’s super stubborn,” revealed Grousbeck, adding Rondo is a good, generous kid who loves being in Boston. “I don’t know how coachable he really is.
“I know if you ask [former, long-time head coach] Doc [Rivers], ‘Was he the most coachable guy, or in the top half, 50 percent,’ he’d say, ‘No, he’s in the bottom 50 percent of being coachable.’ It’s hard with him,” Grousbeck continued.
Grousbeck was asked by anchor Dan Roche about the captain’s future, and the owner said he’d “absolutely” like Rondo to remain for the long-term.
The value and impact of Rondo have been tough to guage ever since …read more