Report: Doc Rivers tried to fight Rajon Rondo after Celtics point guard swore at him

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Most reports have said Doc Rivers might not want to return to the Celtics because he’s wary of rebuilding, but is there another factor?

Chris Sheridan of Sheridan Hoops:

A source close to the Celtics tells Chris Sheridan of SheridanHoops.com that Rondo droopped an F-bomb on Rivers in the locker room during a team meeting, and Rivers went after Rondo and tried to fight him before the fracas was broken up.

If this report is true, it puts a whole new spin on Rondo’s I’m-not-easy-to-coach comments.

But before passing judgment on the Rondo-Rivers relationship, much more context is needed.

  • When did this happen?
  • Whose perception of the incident is this?
  • How rare these altercations between people in such a competitive environment?
  • How did Rondo and Rivers respond afterward?

Until some of those questions are answered, it’s difficult to discern how meaningful this report is.