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  1. Doc Rivers has got the moves

    Henry Abbott

    Kate Fagan says that if the Clippers make a big leap in these playoffs it'll be because of some subtle strategy shifts from Doc Rivers....

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  2. Re-ranking the 2012 draft

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe says Anthony Davis, Andre Drummond and Damian Lillard are in a class by themselves at the top. The rest of his top 20 includes several lower-drafted and even some undrafted players. Missing: high picks like Dion Waiters and Austin Rivers...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  3. Thorpe grades coaches

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe hands out early-season grades for Jason Kidd, Jeff Hornacek, Brett Brown, Dave Joerger and Doc Rivers....

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  4. TrueHoop TV: How we see Austin Rivers

    Henry Abbott

    Amin Elhassan has a fascinating discussion of Austin Rivers' game. A lot of people say things about Rivers related to his dad ... as if being the son of Doc Rivers would make Austin better at things like defense, moving the ball or picking good shots...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  5. Doc Rivers in high school

    Henry Abbott

    Charles Pierce, writing for Grantland, remembers the first time he saw Doc Rivers play. It was at a high-school tournament in Boston, against a team from New York: Rivers had pulled a muscle the night before and played the first half with his leg ti...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  6. Rookies, in transition

    Henry Abbott

    NBAE/Getty ImagesNBA rookies Austin Rivers, left, and Anthony Davis, second from left, at the Rookie Transition Program in New Jersey. The road from being a young boy with a hoops dream to an NBA player takes many twists and turns. For the 2012 d...

    Blog | August 21, 2012
  7. Doc Rivers' pro-grade parenting

    Henry Abbott

    Jerry Lai/US Presswire Doc Rivers' son, Austin, is bound for the NBA after being selected 10th overall by the Hornets. NEWARK, N.J. -- The Detroit Pistons had just selected Andre Drummond ninth overall in the 2012 NBA draft. The New Orleans Hornets...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  8. The Boston/Austin Rivers conundrum

    Henry Abbott

    Glenn James/NBAE/Getty Images With his son in the draft, it's not hard to guess who he'd like the Celtics to pick. Chad Ford's first 2012 mock draft came out the other day (Insider), and it projected the Celtics to pick Kentucky power forward Terre...

    Blog | March 30, 2012
  9. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Doc Rivers signs up for the long haul, which makes sense: The team is due to rebuild, no coach would want to be judged on their record a year or two from now. It's also just -- let's be honest -- a big piece of cake. Humans are taller than ever, wh...

    Blog | May 13, 2011
  10. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Shaquille O'Neal, finally back from injury, comes up hobbling with a calf strain and Doc Rivers is sounding a little desperate. Those Kobe Bryant crunch time numbers I cite sometimes are not created by tricks of statistics. They come from games lik...

    Blog | April 04, 2011
  11. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald: "Doc Rivers thought he had waltzed around using the 'S' word during a very damning halftime talk. But no translation was needed for the subdued players sitting in front of him. After watching Ray Allen fall head-firs...

    Blog | March 22, 2011
  12. Justin Bieber plays basketball

    Henry Abbott

    Justin Bieber took the court in the All-Star celebrity game, and he was not the best player on the court -- he missed eight of his eleven shots, had some frustration fouls and was a liability on defense. He wasn't the biggest, either. But thanks to f...

    Blog | February 19, 2011
  13. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Frank Dell'Apa of The Boston Globe: "Celtics coach Doc Rivers returned to the team yesterday, two days after a biopsy on his throat. Rivers said the results of the test were negative. 'I do it every year, for the last three years,' Rivers said. 'I th...

    Blog | October 20, 2010
  14. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Forsberg of ESPNBoston.com: "If the Celtics' offseason forecast was deemed cloudy from all the uncertainty surrounding the team's future, news that Doc Rivers will return to the Boston bench next season is the sun potentially breaking through. ...

    Blog | July 01, 2010
  15. Who has outcoached Doc Rivers?

    Henry Abbott

    Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images If the coach of the year vote were held in June, Doc Rivers would do very well. One win from a title, overseeing a team many called too old and too emotional to make it past the first round, Doc Rivers might be doing a...

    Blog | June 14, 2010
  16. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Ron Borges of the Boston Herald: "Before last night's pivotal Game 5 of the NBA Finals, Doc Rivers was asked about the weight of the Celtics' long tradition. He said his team embraced it. Last night the players backed up their coach. Desperately in n...

    Blog | June 14, 2010