Kelly Dwyer of Yahoo Sports freshens us up on the motivational techniques of Boston Celtics Coach Doc Rivers.
(Nah ‘Toine, It’s Gone)
Following a win over the Lakers last February, Celtics coach Doc Rivers demanded $100 each from Boston’s players, coaching staff, and even team managers. He stuffed the dough in an envelope, and told his team — his entire traveling organization, really — that they can have the money back the next time they play the Lakers inside the Staples Center.
Of course, that was the only regular season game for the Celtics at Staples Center this season so reaching the NBA Finals was the only way the C’s would see the money.