Rajon Rondo has agreed to an extension with the Celtics reportedly worth $55 million over 5 years. I guess I kind of forgot how players should really go about getting a contract, and he showed that sometimes they don’t cause a lot of distractions. I really couldn’t figure out why Boston wasn’t sold on him. He’s pretty much done everything possible to win a franchise over, and the fans have appreciated him, but they seemed to be fairly sluggish in doing it. I still don’t see why it took so long, and if they were going to do it why wait till the last minute. I sounded like maybe they were scared of his lack of leadership or his label as a “loner”, but he’s only 23 so that can only improve with maturity. He also came into the season bulked up and ready to go. I haven’t seen him do anything on the court NOT worthy of making him the franchise point for years to come. Nor has anyone on the team shown any problems with how he’s gone about his business. They seem to have no problem throwing money at aging starts, so it’s got to feel comforting for Boston fans that they locked up what limited young guys they do have. Now that he’s getting paid he can start picking fights with guys like CP3 without being scared of how that fine will affect his salary!
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The seemingly senile 79 year old Warriors head coach, Don Nelson, made a statement yesterday, saying he wanted to work for free one year after his current contract expired. So he would be with the team for the 2011-2012 season. I personally like the idea, considering we could do far worse at the coaching position, and how can you pass anything up that’s free! In his second tenure with the team he has show that he is the only good coach we’ve had over the past two decades as he’s led us to the playoffs in both tenures! He said he wanted to give something back to the franchise, which surprises me because he’s made us more successful than we knew possible earlier this decade! Also, I’m very weary of a guy that sued his former boss (Mark Cuban) for not paying him while he slowly handed the reigns of the Mavericks over to Avery Johnson, and seemed to disappear at the end of his time there. I know Nellie likes to make a lot of outrageous statements, and this may not be any exception, but he must see some potential in this young core the Warriors currently have. This was his statement as he spoke to President Robert Rowell;
“I told him that I would like to give the Warriors one more year (beyond the contract) that will cost the team nothing,” Nelson said. “Whether it’s coaching or carrying bags, whatever, it doesn’t matter. I’ll give one more year to say ‘thanks,’ and ‘I appreciate the extension.’ ” For the whole article in the SF Chronicle.