Doc was probably asking Brand whether Doc should make the Celtics tank the next 75 games so that the Celtics could draft the next L. Bird who happens go by the name Singler and plays at Duke.
Something that -just might- happen to us this year for the same reason...
Doc's making the rounds. Pagluca, Elton Brand, and now Grant Hill:
Rivers’ son, Austin, a talented senior from Winter Park, Fla., is reconsidering an early commitment he made to play basketball at the University of Florida, and is now being recruited by an especially high level of Duke alumnus.
And we’re not just talking about Celtics managing partner Pagliuca.
Sixers forward Elton Brand spent a significant amount of time talking to the young Rivers after the Celtics’ win against Philadelphia on Tuesday.
Hill admitted last night he has been working on Austin’s case for a while now.
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...and just admit you want to attend Duke and sign on the dotted line.
Given what I have read on here, I think I need to add...this is a humorous post and am sorry if it results in a secondary violation or he believes I am offering anything, well maybe some Cameron pop-corn after the game (is that a violation? Maybe it should be, it was sort of salty last time I had some. What if he gets an old maid in the pop-corn and it cracks his tooth and needs dental work...oy vey...maybe I better keep the pop-corn to myself.)
So it seems lke we're putting on a full court press to get Rivers.
Stream of Jack Daniels post?
I would debate, but let us keep this about Austin...this is a humorous post
With schollies a bit tight next (recruiting) year, anyone think Doc would be willing to pay for Austin's first year?
Grant HillThere’s a reason that former players send their sons [to Duke]
These are the only confirmed players for that year. Even if we get Barnes that's still only 10. As of now, our main targets for that year are:
If we get all 3, that would give us 13 IF we get Barnes and all the above players are still on the team.
Now, Doc would probably be willing to pay if asked, but I don't see how or why this would even come up. MAYYYYBE it comes up if Austin signs and then there is another player we really covet in that class that we HAVE to make room for. But how awkward is it to court a guy really strongly, convince him Duke is the place for him instead of that other school he really likes, convince him he would be a star at Duke and we really REALLY want him....and then go back in a month after we convince him of all this and say: oh, but would you mind ponying up for the 1st year?
IMO, not happening. No one even think the word Melchionni. Top 100 recruit vs. Top 5. Coach K did it to accommodate Melchionni more than to accommodate his own needs. This would be to accommodate another recruit. Night and day. Besides, theres something important symbolically to offering a kid a scholarship to your school and coach K does not take that lightly. I would bet he would even refuse an offer from Doc/Austin to do that. This is just in the realm of almost ridiculous speculation, imo.