Erik Spoelstra ‘couldn’t care less’ about Rajon Rondo’s comments
|06.05.12 at 9:17 am ET|
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra on Monday dismissed Rajon Rondo‘s comments as nothing more than “normal playoff chatter” in regards to the Celtics point guard’s controversial remarks about the Heat during halftime of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday.
Following the Celtics’ 61-point first-half outburst, ESPN’s Doris Burke asked Rondo what kinds of holes his team was exploiting against the Heat defense. Replied Rondo: “Them complaining and crying to referees in transition.”
On Monday, when asked if there was any truth to Rondo’s comments, Spoelstra wrote it off.
“I could really care less — couldn’t care less about what another player has to say about our team,” Spoelstra said. “The deeper you get into a competitive series, the more people [say], the more noise there tends to be.”
Spoelstra instead chose to talk about how his players have improved with how they handle themselves when they don’t get calls.
“I think we’ve managed that part of the game better than we have in the past,” Spoelstra said. “I think, particularly in this playoff run, we’ve been able to focus on things that we can control. And that’s not one of them. But if you have been around our team, I think you’ve seen a lot of progress, particularly from last year.”