Garnett. Posey. Thibodeau.
The Boston Celtics… a team that went stretches last year playing worse defense than the chair in Yi Jianlian’s drills… are suddenly becoming a lock-down team.
The Celtics officially hired Tom Thibodeau yesterday to become their newest assistant coach. He’s supposed to be a defensive whiz… and he’s got some toys to play with. Once everyone is healthy, we could see a line up of good defensive players that includes Rajon Rondo, Tony Allen, James Posey and Kevin Garnett.
So here is a list of deficiencies from last year that we addressed this off season: Excessive youth, an overcrowded roster, lack of scoring beyond Pierce, lack of defense/rebounding, defensive/offensive assistants to help Doc Rivers.
I’ve been tough on Danny… but you gotta hand it to the guy. He really addressed a lot.