I pretty much thought the next time I was gonna hear about Glen Davis was he when he died 50 years from now.
Nah, dawg. He came in Thursday with a screaming hot take. Or, maybe, he’s absolutely right. Anyways, he was on a FOX Sports podcast recently, and he said Doc Rivers was an overrated as h-e-double hockey sticks (get it? because it’s basketball) kind of a coach.
And I quote. AHEM:
“What Doc had in ’08 [with the Boston Celtics] was special and he was lucky as hell … Lucky as hell. The year before that they was wearing trash bags … But then the next year they win it, now he is one of the best coaches ever? I’m just not feeling that. You know what I mean? You give credit to KG [Kevin Garnett]. You give credit to Paul Pierce. You give credit to Ray Allen. Those are the guys who made sure whatever Doc needed to be done, got done.”
Other than noticing some clear grammar flaws in his speech, he made an interesting point. The Celtics struggled the year before when Paully Pierce was hurt. They also struggled when their Big 3 was DJ Pauly Pierce, Ricky Davis (no relation to Glen) and Mark Blount — for obvious reasons.
(Glenny) Davis made an awesome point though. It’s a point everyone needs to think about: the value of “good” and “bad” coaches can be overrated sometimes. Even the best coach isn’t going to win with a terrible team. The guys and gals on the court, field, ice, soccer pitch, squash room, etc, are the guys and gals who are finna win games for y’all.
You don’t know how long I’ve been waiting for an excuse to put squash highlights into one of these posts. Just imagine Glen Davis playing squash. That would be a site.
For real dawg, the Red Sox won a World Series with John Farrell as their manager and then they came in last two straight seasons.
Let it be known though: Rivers has one title and he’s been an NBA head coach since the 1999-2000 season. He’s probably not a GOAT coach. He’s got to be a solid one though. But this could just be Glen Davis being a big baby, like his nickname implies.
Since this is the inverted pyramid style of writing and you put the unimportant stuff at the end, here’s something that doesn’t matter at all: I met Glen Davis in 2010 at some car dealership. He was tall.
Cheap parting shot: hey, I mean Doc won a championship with Glen Davis on his roster, so he can win with subpar talent.