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Offline sed522002

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I don't know if any of you caught the little sparring of words between Doc and Bill, but here's the summary:

Bill said Doc quit on the C's. An ESPN broadcaster was talking to Doc about the Clippers and mentioned Bill's comment and Doc responds "I would call him an idiot, but I'm too classy." Then Bill goes on his tangent after hearing Doc.

Jeremiah didn't take to kindly:

@BillSimmons @espn My father has never quit anything in his life. He now has an NBA Championship, and helped in rejuvenating the Celtics.

@BillSimmons @espn That’s why he is 3rd winningest coach in Celtics history. Those are just credentials, but you already know this.

@BillSimmons @espn Your the same guy who was trying to run my dad out of town when it seemed like the Celtics were down and out.

@BillSimmons @espn Then you praised him like GOD himself when he helped turn things around. Where is your loyalty.

@BillSimmons @espn You know nothing about winning, about sacrifice, and being a champion. You sit behind a desk and pick on people.

@BillSimmons @espn .You are a Internet bully. There is a reason nobody will side with you. They like my dad better than you.

@BillSimmons @espn Magic, Wilbon, Shaq, Ernie, etc… They know my father and they know about being a professional at the highest LEVEL.

@BillSimmons @espn If you don’t have all the facts, which you clearly DON’T, I suggest you sit down and shut up. Good day sir.

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Re: Jeremiah Rivers (Doc's son) goes OFF on Bill Simmons on Twitter
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2013, 08:33:34 AM »
Meh, I think Bill is right.  I don't know how you can spin it any other way.

Whether he was just saying the company line or not, Doc said words to the effect that he was willing to go through a rebuild and that he wanted to stick around on the Celtics like other long-tenured coaches (Sloan, Popovich).

Then he left town and admitted that he is only interested in coaching if he has a chance to win a title.

That sure sounds like jumping ship as soon as the waters get rough -- i.e. quitting.
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Re: Jeremiah Rivers (Doc's son) goes OFF on Bill Simmons on Twitter
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2013, 08:45:52 AM »
Meh, I think Bill is right.  I don't know how you can spin it any other way.

Whether he was just saying the company line or not, Doc said words to the effect that he was willing to go through a rebuild and that he wanted to stick around on the Celtics like other long-tenured coaches (Sloan, Popovich).

Then he left town and admitted that he is only interested in coaching if he has a chance to win a title.

That sure sounds like jumping ship as soon as the waters get rough -- i.e. quitting.

Yep..and Jeremiah better be glad that Doc is SOOO well liked by the media because if it was another coach they'd be ripping him right now.

Doc knew Danny was going to trade KG and PP and didn't want to have any part of that.

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Re: Jeremiah Rivers (Doc's son) goes OFF on Bill Simmons on Twitter
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2013, 08:48:57 AM »
I don't know if any of you caught the little sparring of words between Doc and Bill, but here's the summary:

Bill said Doc quit on the C's. An ESPN broadcaster was talking to Doc about the Clippers and mentioned Bill's comment and Doc responds "I would call him an idiot, but I'm too classy." Then Bill goes on his tangent after hearing Doc.

Jeremiah didn't take to kindly:

@BillSimmons @espn My father has never quit anything in his life. He now has an NBA Championship, and helped in rejuvenating the Celtics.

@BillSimmons @espn That’s why he is 3rd winningest coach in Celtics history. Those are just credentials, but you already know this.

@BillSimmons @espn Your the same guy who was trying to run my dad out of town when it seemed like the Celtics were down and out.

@BillSimmons @espn Then you praised him like GOD himself when he helped turn things around. Where is your loyalty.

@BillSimmons @espn You know nothing about winning, about sacrifice, and being a champion. You sit behind a desk and pick on people.

@BillSimmons @espn .You are a Internet bully. There is a reason nobody will side with you. They like my dad better than you.

@BillSimmons @espn Magic, Wilbon, Shaq, Ernie, etc… They know my father and they know about being a professional at the highest LEVEL.

@BillSimmons @espn If you don’t have all the facts, which you clearly DON’T, I suggest you sit down and shut up. Good day sir.

ole jeremiah is definitely butthurt. truth hurts kid.

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Re: Jeremiah Rivers (Doc's son) goes OFF on Bill Simmons on Twitter
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2013, 08:49:12 AM »
I know Jeremiah Rivers is just standing up for his dad, but I think it would be funny if Simmons battled back.  Because really who is Jeremiah Rivers?  The guy who quit Georgetown?  The unsuccessful son/brother of Doc and Austin?  And what exactly does Jeremiah know about winning?  And since he clearly he has all the facts, why don't you tell us all the fact's we're missing?

Not that I think Simmons would have a flame war with the guy, but it would be interesting.

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Re: Jeremiah Rivers (Doc's son) goes OFF on Bill Simmons on Twitter
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2013, 09:09:17 AM »
Yeah I mean you can sugar coat it but doc did quit on the Cs.

You can be mad at him, agree with him, think he's right or wrong but it appears to be pretty factual.

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Re: Jeremiah Rivers (Doc's son) goes OFF on Bill Simmons on Twitter
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2013, 09:18:51 AM »
Good for Jeremiah Rivers.'
I know Doc quit on the Celtics, but I don't like how TV commentators, by they sports, politics or otherwise, can basically make accusations without any repercussions.
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Re: Jeremiah Rivers (Doc's son) goes OFF on Bill Simmons on Twitter
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2013, 09:45:13 AM »
Meh, I think Bill is right.  I don't know how you can spin it any other way.

Whether he was just saying the company line or not, Doc said words to the effect that he was willing to go through a rebuild and that he wanted to stick around on the Celtics like other long-tenured coaches (Sloan, Popovich).

Then he left town and admitted that he is only interested in coaching if he has a chance to win a title.

That sure sounds like jumping ship as soon as the waters get rough -- i.e. quitting.

Yep..and Jeremiah better be glad that Doc is SOOO well liked by the media because if it was another coach they'd be ripping him right now.

Doc knew Danny was going to trade KG and PP and didn't want to have any part of that.

quitter in my books...I may sound like a hypocrite but I am treating this differently with the KG/PP trade.

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Re: Jeremiah Rivers (Doc's son) goes OFF on Bill Simmons on Twitter
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2013, 09:47:42 AM »
Good for Jeremiah Rivers.'
I know Doc quit on the Celtics, but I don't like how TV commentators, by they sports, politics or otherwise, can basically make accusations without any repercussions.

I agree with this.

I also agree with Simmons.

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not sure the point of this thread.

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Re: Jeremiah Rivers (Doc's son) goes OFF on Bill Simmons on Twitter
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2013, 09:48:54 AM »
Jeremiah is also blatantly lying. Bill Simmons never praised Doc like God; he has been nothing but critical of Doc for most of his Celtics tenure. He has said multiple times on his podcast that he didn't think Doc became a decent coach until 2010, and that before that he was a poor coach.

Jeremiah is just an idiot.

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Re: Jeremiah Rivers (Doc's son) goes OFF on Bill Simmons on Twitter
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2013, 10:12:39 AM »
@BillSimmons 1m
When I get home I'm signing up my 5 and a half year old son for Twitter so he can defend me against Doc Rivers' kids.



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Re: Jeremiah Rivers (Doc's son) goes OFF on Bill Simmons on Twitter
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2013, 10:32:30 AM »
Bill Simmons ruined draft night.  He's a tool that forces others to laugh at his jokes to avoid discomfort.  He's the next version of the bald guy (jim gray?) who confronted Pete Rose accept more aggressive and less passive aggressive.  He can't make a joke without blatantly offending someone. 

ESPN draft intro and theme does this silly music with Magic Johnson voiceover talking about stardom...I found it condescending to the athletes cheesy marketing (not Magic's fault).

But it was better than Bill Simmons, who does the complete opposite and completely mocks Mason Plumlee before his Battier interview on what is in fact a special moment for these players. 

Give me a real humorist next year ESPN.  He ruined the draft for me with a re-hashed and co-opted humor style that falls apart without cutting people up.  Bill Simmons is B.S.

Also If you think the Celtic brass wanted to keep Doc and his salary for the rebuild, then you're fooling yourselves...

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Re: Jeremiah Rivers (Doc's son) goes OFF on Bill Simmons on Twitter
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2013, 10:33:11 AM »
Yeah, Simmons is a punk but he was right.

And the entire Rivers family combined is unarmed for a battle of wits against Simmons.

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Re: Jeremiah Rivers (Doc's son) goes OFF on Bill Simmons on Twitter
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2013, 10:36:53 AM »
Yeah, Simmons is a punk but he was right.

And the entire Rivers family combined is unarmed for a battle of wits against Simmons.
It seems the entire Rivers family felt they were making a collective sacrifice every year when he decided to return to the team. Which is hilarious.

I loved Doc's tenure, but this is one aspect of it I'm not going to miss.
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Re: Jeremiah Rivers (Doc's son) goes OFF on Bill Simmons on Twitter
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2013, 10:38:26 AM »
Definitely with Simmons here. Rivers going way overboard with that twittisphere stuff to grab attention. Desperate.

Also, Simmons was great on draft night. He saved what would have a terribly unentertaining evening.
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