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Doc’s a fan
Before he left EnergySolutions Arena, Celtics coach Doc Rivers may have just ducked out of the visitors’ locker room, taken the stairs up to the concourse, stood in line at Fanzz and bought himself a Gordon Hayward jersey.
Yup, Doc’s a fan. But not just any fan.
"My staff laughs and say I have a man-crush," Rivers said. "I just like the way he played. He’s a rugged kid with skills and IQ. He’s athletic."
In four career games against the Celtics, Hayward averages 12 points, five rebounds and 3.3 assists per game. But it’s not the stats that jump out at Rivers.
"I thought he had the play of the year against us last year," River said, "when he blocked two dunks back to back. He’s getting better and better. He’s got to stay healthy, obviously, but he’s a terrific player."
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