Naturally, as with any shifting of leadership, there will be some things that will change. Under a new administration there are policy changes as well as physical alterations. While not a complete overhaul, the introduction of Rondo to the role of Team Leader is something noteworthy.
Paul Pierce is still the first option to close out a game, and Kevin Garnett is the defensive backbone, but Rondo is now just as much of an influential figure. At 26 and entering his seventh NBA season, all in Boston, this is the perfect time for Rondo to step up and expand his duties.
As point guard, this is the natural progression of things. Doc Rivers is going to be entrusting him with more than ever, and this new-look team will mold around him. Things won't be the same as in the past, and that is a good thing.