There are absolutely no words that can describe this year’s Boston Celtics. They’ll win six games in a row—then drop their next seven.
Simply put, these Celtics are far more unpredictable than New England weather.
Head coach Doc Rivers has to be held accountable for that.
As a coach, your job is to take the roster you’re given and mold out an identity. If you’re lucky, that identity will hold consistent throughout the season and the victories will follow.
Thus far this season, Boston is still struggling to find one.
Sure, a string of injuries has hampered that search. But the Celtics were a puzzle long before Rondo tore his ACL.
In fact, they have played a lot more consistently after all these injuries.
But really, Boston’s troubles should not come as a surprise to anyone.
Rivers noted near the beginning of the season that he would continue to tinker with his lineup throughout the year. (via ESPN Boston’s Michael Wallace)
One can argue that that might not have been the best decision.
Here are some of Rivers’ worst moves this season.