Celtics Coach Brad Stevens Says There’s No Timeline for Rajon Rondo’s Return

by August 30, 2013

Danny Ainge expects his star point guard to take part in the Boston Celtics’ training camp. Rajon Rondo thinks he’ll be better than ever when he returns (though some teammates simply hope he’s back before the end of the calendar year.) As for new head coach Brad Stevens, he’s being a lot more cautious about his floor general’s health. Stevens says he’s not aware of any timeline for Rondo to start playing again. Per the Boston Herald: “New Celtics head coach Brad Stevens has heard all the scenarios in the public conversation, but would not put a date or a timetable on when the lone member of the championship team will be back. ‘I have never heard a timeline from him and the latest that I’ve heard from our medical staff is that he’s progressing well,’ Stevens said at TPC Boston during the Deutsche Bank pro-am on Thursday. ‘Our staff has spent a little bit of time with him off site here as well as we followed up on his rehab when he’s been away. He will be back in town soon. He’s working. I know that for a fact. He’s working hard to get back as soon as he can and I’m sure he will.’ Stevens got to have a little bit of a respite on Thursday when he played with his bosses, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge and co-owner Steve Pagliuca, in the pro-am with PGA Tour player Jordan Spieth. Days on the golf course or away from anything related to his new job have been few and far between since Ainge handed him a six-year contract to direct the Celtics through a rebuild.”