Monday, October 11th, 2010 at 10:50 am  |  23 responses

Doc Rivers: ‘We Still Don’t Know What The Expiration Date Is’

Bob Ryan reports: “When this Celtics unit was first assembled, the operative phrase was ‘three-year window.’ ‘Yeah, we got ’em,’ says coach Doc Rivers, whose team defeated the Raptors, 91-87, in an exhibition last night at the Garden. ‘I mean, we still don’t know what the expiration date is. It could be a year, it could be two years, it could be the middle of this season.’ This much we know: it was all worth it. The scoresheet after three years is one championship, one Game 7 loss in the second round (without Kevin Garnett), and one excruciating Game 7 loss in the Finals. What president of basketball operations Danny Ainge did by taking enticing young talent and draft picks (you’re free to factor in the largesse of Kevin McHale) and turning a 24-58 team that had lost 18 straight into an instant champion will go down as one of the great managerial maneuvers ever. Anyway, they’re back again, the basic core fortified by a cavalry that includes the old (Shaquille O’Neal, Jermaine O’Neal), the young (Avery Bradley, Luke Harangody), and the in-between (Delonte West)… Year 4. Call it Bonus Year, call it Retribution Year, call it Geezer Year. Call it I Can’t Believe It’s Happening Year. But it’s here.”

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  • http://slamonline.com Yknot

    Call it a rap!

  • http://Mrjones21901@aol.com Run’n'Gun219

    call it “over the hill”

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    Call it another reason for Bostonians to be annoying sports fans.

  • vtrobot

    Call it “Doubters keep sleepin’, ’cause when you wake up, you’re gonna be mad to find out that Delonte ‘f*cked your Ma’ Year”. C’s look determined and very, very, very deep. Yes, and old. Should be a fun season.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    I want more nate videos of messin with shaquash.

  • Ganchan

    call it a “geriatric surprise” year

  • http://www.borntocompete.com Money$hot

    Call it to much playing around in training camp while the Heat are getting ready for war!

  • http://sdklff.com Jukai

    Call it Luke Harangody MVP year

  • Javy

    This is like when you were dating a hot chick and on your way to check your prostate at the local clinic, you see her come out of the hotel with another guy and you say “Ohhhh, well at least we had a good run”.
    Rivers knows it’s over!!!


    Call it the 18th Championship Year.

  • LeQuitsaysuracist

    i don’t get it

  • BostonBaller

    Call it what you want, just don’t forget to call me when the parade starts…was that too obnoxious enough for even though I’m not a Bostonian? My questions are: Where do you live, who do you root for, why do you root for them and do you only root for them b/c they are good? I didn’t jump to LA or Chicago when they were winning and we sucked, if rooting for your team regardless of their talent is obnoxious then I confess.

  • thegfunk

    Another oppurtunity for a young’un like me too see these old all stars play together for a chip. Can’t ask for more magic than that.

  • xplor


  • The Fresh Prince of Nsam

    Call it “ROndo don’t let Delonte get any close 2 ur mother year”.

  • The Fresh Prince of Nsam

    Or just call it “Everything’s possibbbbblllllllle”!

  • Towelie

    WTF is Doc talkin’ bout?

    What he says leads to me thinking that he is really a crackhead.

  • flipnoyce

    Call it a Comeback!!!@BostonBaller these peeps here are just jealous because they don’t have a real team to root for. A bunch of fairweather fans!!!!. Bostonians in general love sports weather its football, baseball, Basketball and hockey. Its not like your other cities who only has one pro team if that!!! Keep hating cause when the post season comes around we’ll see who and what team is still standing.


    @BostonBaller – I’m a crazy New Yorker and I’m a Knicks fan, hear me roar! Oh and I root for the Knicks because I AM ORANGE4EVER! No front runner here, son.

  • http://twitter.com/HarryByrdMan44 LA Huey

    Expiration date reads: June 2010

  • Clos1881

    Celtics lakers finals

  • David

    don’t call it a comeback. they’ve been here for years

  • gerardo

    Call it get out of miami’s way old heads