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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 at 11:15 am  |  26 responses

Celtics Coaches Want Gerald Wallace to Stop Criticizing His Teammates


Afer Gerald Wallace called out his team’s play lazy and selfish play last Sunday, the Boston Celtics had one of the best practices since training camp began. According to Wallace, Celtics coaches want him to go easy on his younger teammates (so that player cliques don’t get formed.) Per the Boston Herald and NESN: “I’m getting fussed at by the coaches every time,’ said Wallace. ‘They’re trying to tell me to relax and ease up. But the main thing is I want the guys to compete. If we lose all 82 games, but we lose them going down fighting and competing hard. I can live with that. I can’t live with losing and we didn’t compete, we didn’t give our best effort and we just gave the game away. I don’t want that for these guys and this team.’ Wallace, clearly bothered by these early growing pains by a largely young team, went on at length about what is needed. [...] ‘I hope everybody got the message, you know what I’m saying?’ Brandon Bass told reporters. ‘And just as individuals come out and give maximum effort, and that way we look good as a group. I don’t think we should point the finger at anybody. I just think each individual should get the message from those guys moving forward. Hopefully, we stick together, because we don’t have any room for having groups and cliques of people that’s feeling a certain kind of way. We’ve got to kind of stick together.’”

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  • Justin

    Ubuntu

  • @iamMrjump

    #AGE (ALL GREEN EVERYTHING) it’s going to a long season #STILLRIDINGTHOU

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    Poor Crash, he simply wants to be traded.

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    You realize you wrote stillridingthou… as in. .Still Riding You… um… ok.

  • pposse

    never knew crash was a vocal leader

  • @iamMrjump

    For clarity purposes born and raised in Boston, I have seen worst, not a fair weather fan I am riding with Celtics win or lose. We burried Len Bias & Reggie Lewis we have had some dark days so yes ##STILLRIDING

  • Anthony

    This is terrible. Crash is a Vet, and as a coaching staff you gotta stand behind your Vets when they make statements to the media. He’s one of your locker room leaders and now b/c they didn’t back him they’ve created a situation where he can be looked at as the “bad guy”. GW deserves better than this. Rookie coach mistake #1.

  • spit hot fiyah

    3 years and 30 million says he wont

  • spit hot fiyah

    ” (so that player cliques don’t get formed.)”

    can’t have gang bangin’ in the locker room

  • bike

    Crash needs to understand what the front office does to players that try to sabotage the Tank effort. They take you out to the woodshed and do unpleasant things to your pee hole.

  • Anthony

    paid his dues…earned his stripes..new team…I’d say he qualifies and it’s about time in his career he becomes one. (arguably one of the more talented players on the squad)

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    Yea, still can’t believe he got that contract.

  • Tobias Fernandez

    I remember when Bryan Colangelo and management wanted Sam Mitchell and the coaching staff to go easy a Andrea Bargani then look what happened to him. Crash is trying to push his teammates to go hard like him who goes out 120%. Crash deserves to be in a contender, he already has been in 2 rebuilding squads with Charlotte and Portland.

  • JML-G

    they should trade or amnesty him so he can go to a contender… back to Nets lol!?

  • C.M.G

    a.k.a “gilbert arenas” lol

  • K_HOLIDAY

    If they think Crash is a problem wait until Rondo gets back!

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    whose gonna start on the celtics. no way sullinger better pf than Gerald Wallace even tho wallace naturall slated at the sf.

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    why he went to Nets they spend just to ensure they get what they need.

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    NiQ i would mind seeing wallace in a heats uni

  • COYNE

    Made me laugh so much. #YEOLDERIDER

  • Tobias Fernandez

    My guess would be either Kris Humphries or Kelly Olynyk. Coach Stevens have been playing Hump at center in most pre-season games tho cause they are going to be a small team. I could also see the 7 footer Brazillian Victor Faverani, he played well last night.

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    America and yes I have email

  • @iamMrjump

    hit me hjeanlouis@gmail.com @AddingVelocityDontTellMe:disqus

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    For what

  • @iamMrjump

    Want to continue the dialogue want to ask a question but not on this forum

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    i did

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