Rondo waited by bus after suspension; shook every teammate's hand after game 2 win
Doc Rivers was on WEEI radio earlier today to discuss Boston's game 2 playoff victory over the Atlanta Hawks and the upcoming game 3 on Friday night.
When talking about Rajon Rondo's game 2 suspension and whether he would come back with a vengeance for game 3 (around 4:52), Doc said that Rondo was pretty emotional after Boston's victory in his absence, and was extremely grateful towards his team:
"I was really happy going onto the bus. Rondo was standing outside the bus door waiting for every teammate to shake their hand and say thank you... it was really cool for him to do that... you could tell he was really emotional."
Many have questioned Rondo's maturity and his ability to take over a leadership role after the Big 3 have retired. But the above actions seem like a pretty mature move for Rondo, especially after such a controversial suspension that came at a juncture of game 1 that probably cost us the game.
When asked about whether Ray Allen would suit up for tomorrow's game, Doc said "yes" because he's been saying maybe and that hasn't been working. He indicated that Ray was able to ride a bike yesterday and is hoping that Ray will be available.
Doc also discusses the addition of Flip Saunders to the coaching staff, and more.