When first hired as the Celtics’ new head coach, Brad Stevens faced a lot of questions. One of the glaring ones had to do with Rajon Rondo and their relationship. Rondo has been labeled as hard to deal with, and at times was accused of bratty behavior. So, how has the relationship been? Rondo seems to be on board, according to Boston.com:
Rondo said he was impressed when Stevens showed up at Rondo’s basketball camp in Kentucky earlier this summer. The two have had lunch, text nightly, and regularly share books and YouTube videos over email.
“Me and Brad have become best friends,” said Rondo. “We talk every day, we laugh and joke. We just had dinner the other night. I’m going to help him, he’s going to help me.
“He has my full support. I told him from Day 1 when he came to my camp that I’m behind him 100 percent. Whatever he wants to do, whatever he wants to change, I have an open mind. I’m ready to listen and to be accountable for what he wants to do.”
The fact that he was willing to come out and speak highly of Stevens shows that things may be working out. Not sure why they’re sharing Youtube videos over e-mail, but hey, none of my business. This is a
tanking rebuilding year for the Celtics, as they have traded their cornerstone guys in Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, and now this is Rondo’s team. Expect him back around December as he recovers from a torn ACL. As for the trade of KG and Pierce? Rondo didn’t seem too shook up.