Boston Celtics Talk: Glen “Big Baby” Davis Thinks Doc Rivers Is OverRated
Appearing on Chris Broussard’s podcast, the former Boston Celtics player Glen Davis called former Celtic Coach Doc Rivers “lucky as hell” and “overrated” when asked about his former coach.
According to FoxSports.com, this is how the exchange went:
Davis: Because what Doc had in ’08 was special and he was lucky as hell … Lucky as hell. The year before that they was wearing trash bags … But then the next year they win it, now he is one of the best coaches ever? I’m just not feeling that. You know what I mean? You give credit to KG. You give credit to Paul Pierce. You give credit to Ray Allen. Those are the guys who made sure whatever Doc needed to be done, got done.
And see now it’s easy for Doc to do his job. And then you give credit to Danny Ainge. That’s the one you give credit to. Because I know multiple times [Ainge] had to talk to Doc, just to say ‘Hey Doc, leave em alone. Hey Doc, ease up.’
“I’m off that Doc tip. He’s a great guy but as far as that basketball stuff but I try to …”
Broussard: Is he overrated as a coach?
Davis: I think so.
Doc helped bring banner 17 to Boston and inevitably instilled a winning mentality again for the Celtics. That being said I would agree with Big Baby that Ainge deserves more credit than Doc.
That being said he actually might be an overrated coach considering he has had some very disappointing seasons with limited success with big salary teams.