The Celtics have reached a point in time where they need all the practice they can get. With injuries affecting three-fifths of the Celtics starting lineup, the Celtics need to work together in practice to get use to playing with a group of players that they really hasn’t played together a lot. Now is the time when players and coaches need to come together to make the best out of their available practice time.
So why am I mentioning all this? According to Chris Forsberg, writer for ESPN Boston, Doc Rivers missed out on today’s practice in Waltham, Ma. This is not huge news, and I am not worried about it one bit, but I thought it was news worth reporting.
According to the team, Rivers was attending to a personal matter and was expected to be back Tuesday before the Celtics travel to Miami for the start of a three-game road trip on Wednesday.
Associate head coach Tom Thibodeau led the Celtics through practice and is expected to address the media following the session.
I can only imagine that Doc is off at a personal gym getting ready for his yearly race against the team (I’m joking). Again, nothing to worry about, Tom Thibodeau is a genius and I’m sure he handled the practice very well. The team will practice tomorrow in Waltham and then hop on a plane for a Friday night game against the Miami Heat.
For more news from today’s practice in Waltham check out our work over at Gino’s Jungle.