Glen 'Big Baby' Davis discredits Doc Rivers' 'lucky as hell' title with Celtics
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Glen 'Big Baby' Davis discredits Doc Rivers' 'lucky as hell' title with Celtics

Glen Davis doesn't buy that his former coach is one of the best ever.

Glen "Big Baby" Davis and Doc Rivers won a title together in 2008, but the former player says don't give the coach so much credit for that win.

Appearing on Chris Broussard's podcast "In The Zone," Davis discredited what the coach had accomplished. Instead of saying Boston won the title because of Rivers, Davis claims a win was inevitable after the free-agent haul that summer.

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"What Doc had in ’08 was special and he was lucky as hell. Lucky as hell. The year before that they was wearing trash bags," Davis said. "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.


"And see now it’s easy for Doc to do his job. And then you give credit to [GM] Danny Ainge. That’s the one you give credit to. Because I know multiple times [Ainge] had to talk to Doc, just to say 'Hey, Doc, leave 'em alone. Hey, Doc, ease up.'"


Davis said Rivers is a "great guy," but Davis clearly thinks people give Rivers too much credit. He confirmed that belief after Broussard asked, "Is he overrated as a coach?" to which Davis responded, "I think so."

These are interesting comments coming from Davis, who not only played with Rivers in Boston, but in Los Angeles with the Clippers as well. 

 

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