The Boston Celtics have gotten off to a sluggish start, standing 4-3 and tied for third place in the Atlantic Division. Their play thus far is not at all like that exhibited by the team that took the defending champion Miami Heat to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals last season. However, head coach Doc Rivers has not voiced any panic or frustration about his team's performance.
While Celtics fans may be freaking out early in the season, Rivers has done exactly what he should be doing and is staying cool. He knows how much potential his team has and that it's only a matter of time before they come together as a unit and make the usual run to the postseason.
Keep in mind, the Celtics started last season 5-9, and they later ended up within a game of the NBA Finals. This year's roster looks a lot different, particularly since veteran shooter Ray Allen is now on the Miami Heat, but is still more than capable of going on a run both during the regular season and into the playoffs.
That said, Celtics fans should not wonder why Rivers has remained stone-faced thus far. Rather, they should realize why he isn't concerned about Boston's sluggish beginning to the season.