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Fab Melo Covets Fresh Start with New Coach
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On July 7, 2013 @ 8:28 am In Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
Of the Celtics holdovers from last season, perhaps none may be more directly affected by the coaching change than Fab Melo.
The second-year center is still very young in his basketball development, having taken up the game late in Brazil and growing into his 7-foot frame. But even though Melo was far from being able to contribute last year, Doc Rivers, who had more pressing concerns trying to keep a banged-up team together, wasn’t big on his potential either in public or private.
“I was a rookie. He didn’t usually give opportunities to rookies,” said Melo as he prepared for today’s summer league opener. “That’s all I think it was. It was hard. We didn’t have a lot of practices, so it was hard to show him anything. That was a problem.
“I definitely look at this as a fresh start. I’m ready for it. I feel a lot different. Last year I didn’t know what to expect; this year I know what’s going on. It’s different. I’m way more comfortable now.”
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