Re: 2012-13 regular season!
Before he left EnergySolutions Arena, Celtics coach Doc Rivers may have just ducked out of the visitorsí locker room, taken the stairs up to the concourse, stood in line at Fanzz and bought himself a Gordon Hayward jersey.
Yup, Docís a fan. But not just any fan.
"My staff laughs and say I have a man-crush," Rivers said. "I just like the way he played. Heís a rugged kid with skills and IQ. Heís athletic."
In four career games against the Celtics, Hayward averages 12 points, five rebounds and 3.3 assists per game. But itís not the stats that jump out at Rivers.
"I thought he had the play of the year against us last year," River said, "when he blocked two dunks back to back. Heís getting better and better. Heís got to stay healthy, obviously, but heís a terrific player."