Boston Celtics Happy the New York Knicks are Now the Oldest Team

by October 15, 2012

The Boston Celtics have borne the brunt of most age-related jokes in the NBA for quite some time now, but the baton was passed to the New York Knicks this season. And Doc Rivers couldn’t be more pleased. Per the NY Post: “Boston coach Doc Rivers is happy the Knicks have the distinction of being the league’s oldest team, replacing Boston. But Rivers wouldn’t go as far as saying the Knicks are their toughest challenge in the division. ‘I think they’re good moves,’ Rivers said of the Knicks’ additions of Jason Kidd (39), Marcus Camby (38), Raymond Felton (28) and his former player Rasheed Wallace (38). ‘They surpassed us as being the oldest team. We enjoyed that — being called the new, young kids on the block. But all of them can play, all have great knowledge. I think they’ll help them.’ Does he consider the Knicks their toughest Atlantic threat? ‘It’s a deep division,’ Rivers said. ‘New York’s one of them. Philly is improved when you add an [Andrew] Bynum to your team, you’re a better basketball team. Brooklyn has improved. It’s going to be a hard division. We preferred the way it was two, three years ago. Now you got to fight to win this division.'”