Glen “Big Baby” Davis took to task his former coach, Doc Rivers. Davis played under Rivers during the Boston Celtics’ title run in 2008. Davis played under Rivers again with the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2014-2015 season.
Davis went on Chris Broussard’s podcast “In The Zone with Chris Broussard,” calling Rivers an overrated coach.
“Because what Doc had in ’08 was special and he was lucky as hell… Lucky as hell.” Davis told Broussard. “The year before that they was wearing trash bags… But then the next year they win it, now he is one of the best coaches ever? I’m just not feeling that. You know what I mean? You give credit to KG. You give credit to Paul Pierce. You give credit to Ray Allen. Those are the guys who made sure whatever Doc needed to be done, got done.”
“And see now it’s easy for Doc to do his job.” Davis continued. “And then you give credit to Danny Ainge. That’s the one you give credit to. Because I know multiple time [Ainge] had to talk to Doc, just to say ‘Hey Doc, leave em alone. Hey Doc, ease up.’
“I’m off that Doc tip. He’s a great guy but as far as that basketball stuff but I try to…”
“Is he overrated as a coach?” Broussard asked.
“I think so.” Davis said.
The 31-year-0ld Davis is currently a free agent, while Rivers is in complete command of the Los Angeles Clippers. The two seemed to have butted heads immediately after Davis signed back in 2014, and their relationship probably remained rocky. If Davis ever gets a chance to play in the NBA again, it will be likely that he will one day face against a Rivers’ led team rather than playing under him.