In the age of superstars, the job of a head coach is even harder than it used to be. Before, the role of a head coach was to strategize and come up with the best plan of attack to win the game. Today one of the main jobs of a head coach is to manage personalities and make sure divas get what they want and the rest of the team doesn’t suffer. It’s not often that a superstar admits he’d hard to deal with but that’s exactly what Boston Celtics star Rajon Rondo did on Monday.
Rondo talked with the Sal Masekala and admitted that when he came into the league he was hard to coach and he thinks he still is.
“I still am. It’s not that I’m hard to coach, it’s just that I may challenge what you say,” Rondo said. I know the game myself, I’m out there playing the game. So I may have saw something different versus what you saw from the sideline. I’m going to be respectable. I’m going to let the coach talk.”
It takes a big man to admit that he’s essentially a diva who is hard to coach, but Rondo isn’t your typical superstar. As he willingly admits, he’s not easy to deal with but he’s also not your typical superstar. There is a lot of anticipation for Rondo coming off his ACL tear earlier in the regular season, but ih he’s aware that he’s not easy to deal with, that’s the first step in taking his stardom to the next level.