Doc sets the Celtics straight

His raw 'here's your role' speech Friday apparently hit its mark

Updated: October 30, 2010, 5:27 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- All it took was one loss for Celtics coach Doc Rivers to decide his squad needed a mild wakeup call. So Friday morning, before his team hosted the New York Knicks, Rivers gathered his troops and explicitly defined individual roles moving forward, handing out a set of marching orders aimed at reminding players what's expected of them this season.

More importantly, it was a reminder that, with such a collection of talent, unnecessary losses would not be tolerated.

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