WEEI>On Demand>>Jason Terry: As soon as Doc Rivers called me, I was a Celtic

Jason Terry: As soon as Doc Rivers called me, I was a Celtic

Sep 28, 2012|

We talk to the newest member of the Green Team in Jason Terry, live from Celtics Media Day. You can hear the excitement in Jason's voice, he's happy to be a Celtic.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Great to be saying welcome aboard sir why this place went to command. Mean we get a call from Doc Rivers that stroke of midnight you have to pick up your phone darkest call and at midnight and. Midnight while our first first call I receive a free agency and you know right away I mean there's three teams every year that. Realistically have a chance to win a championship in Boston's one of them and so there was no doubt in my mind what team I want to play for number one. Great organization to the roster that that we have right here is a championship contender so. With best in feel like I'll bring a lot to the table. And some that's needed here you know if they stayed healthy last year they're only one player away from from women's championship. The union Jason Terry mr. Dallas so how how difficult was it for you to make that transition. From. Dallas to Boston. -- very typical. You know being somewhere for eight years I don't care where you're at -- a long time. And then that that was born in the house and what I was able to accomplish in Dallas you maverick uniform was -- was great. Without time to turn things you know the family pride -- that just a little more than I do but they're here to support me right near Boston. And I've been out around and in the city and these fans are incredible. I love. How much of it when you looked at I'm I'm sure you do -- you look at their roster and not only did you say to yourself OK seasoned veterans so it gives them a chance to win but you look at the depth chart. And you see they get nobody behind Rondo I can play the two I can play the one I get the versatile I can get playing time multiple positions. Multiple position means lots of minutes right lap finish out. In a lot of ways to that was a factor that deathly was a factor and again. You know plan under coach understands. What it means to win a championship you know all the new ones you know save in the legs -- guys. Not -- out and practice. And monitoring human I'm simply knew -- positions on the court to be successful. I think Doc Rivers is one of the best -- will go down in history is probably -- top team coach. Lost my -- earlier some guys have a problem. Adjust to coming off the bench Jason Terry wants to come off the bench. How did you get to that point of view it that is so rare to hear in sports and -- of your outlook off the bench. I feel like a more productive there is somebody told you about it -- mentor who said -- this is this is the role for you. What's -- -- -- two -- time and at the University of Arizona coach Lute Olson was my coast there in. Through a situation where -- was miles Simon might be be obviously known him my prediction these -- it's all high caliber players I had a chance to start at that time. Told the -- look these guys need to start let me come off to be -- let me be the spark let me bring the energy. And I translated right into a championship and so from that day for. -- I told myself you know sacrifices you and I takes one -- to do it in the rested team kind of follow also in who has worked out for. They're probably use you as an example there in Arizona -- as you're in college and that yet you still. Not only made two league but you won a championship in the -- into the finals a couple of times. It's not like most college kids thinking all right but -- -- -- -- was I mean for me I -- -- to think about my career. What is tremendous for me because I am a colts now and so I see it from the other side. And what I tell my young kids that I that I coach in the summertime is it's not who starts -- who finishes. And nine times out of ten automobile on -- court in the fourth quarter because that's my time. One of the great things about having a veteran roster specially in the NBA. Those teams seem to do exceptionally well when you get into the post season the best thing about having great veteran teams those guys are slower coming back from injuries. Fact they have so much depth on this team during the course of the year make it a little bit easier maybe for some of the that's. Tremendous advantage. -- win a championship you have to have a DT on the back of my team in 2011. We were deep I mean we were deep at every position. And guys were able to play multiple positions that's a tremendous event it's not every roster. Has that depth and along with -- you have players but to have that experience of guys that know how to play and know how to wing games. With your -- That that's where the events comes in. I'm gonna ask you a couple of stories that came from Dallas and we we we don't know some of the some insight thank you -- one tell us something about Dirk. That we don't know Cedric Maxwell whom you you'd be seen a lot of think she's better and Larry Bird that. Now oh always right I guess that's exactly what I data may continue to talk about but tell us about or maybe he's gained maybe we don't appreciate it you know better than most. -- is is one of the oldest youngest guys whoever me he he's never lose. I've watched him warm up takes him. Probably two hours to warmup in his routine is. Barton and they've created -- university as we don't know what I want to cut him he jumped the length of the court hopman like before all. He stands on -- -- -- does pushups stands on -- head right so how does that currently in the basketball. Who -- I don't I'm still trying to clear out but he makes shots it works for him -- it. One of the greatest teammate I've ever play with the one of the hardest workers. He's two minutes I'm on the -- are a little bit. -- -- That's a big of a document with you -- Cuba Cuba the good guy he's one of those guys that. You'll never see him and assume you know he always mean teens into an issue them in Apolo some. That have security never have the wallet on and then Carrey can't. And I museum. You know just lost a bunch stuff just just -- -- -- And say well you're reached the waste a racist as you get everything for free. Q and is one of those guys I. Be honest with -- that it ever (%expletive) you off when he was down -- -- playing on the road. He's screaming and yelling you're seeing dias at the officials -- -- sentencing yourself and the official sucked tonight but he's gonna cost us a couple calls here late. Again unless every night. I mean there wasn't one game or practice mind you that Cuba wasn't either in the huddle or in a time out. Give none of referees and I it was just on that we had to deal with it and practiced in a reference to practice. It anywhere I mean as he may have something against the was striped -- some. The idea of it again -- a fan at heart and he really wished he could be out there are some reduction jumpers but obviously. -- out there. -- -- -- listen it's great meeting you I've ever had great success here in Boston we look forward to seeing deployed -- so little immunity thanks in my life that's Jason Terry. Right here in the -- picture I'll tell you this you can ask people around the league people here are gonna absolutely love this guy. Because not only is he funny entertaining and people in the media eat that stuff off. But he's a Smart player out there and what you can do a lot of different things he's not gonna be. Great at one single thing if you read have more your larger point guard you're not gonna necessarily be satisfied you you got a much better one right now John run. But the fact that he come off the bench fact that he can hit big three's when the game is on the line fact that he can play either one of those backcourt positions. I think he gives -- tremendous. Flexibility tremendous -- Oh yeah and and as he said. It's not who and you've heard of before I start the game finished it I guess only only issue would be is. In some situations -- -- some situations -- -- this is not the game that I went to the finish right so then he might run into some problems there overall. -- -- -- It's a great great it is great it's just a regular book. Great for the Celtics yes. OK -- anybody complain about it but now. I'm not completely. -- I six point 777. Iron to get out of that you need a break the hotel that's there's there's I think to really get a break. At 2038885250850. That your phone obligated to football now -- you. And -- talk a little bit about Sundays game both Michael and -- like this game an awful lot like a lot more. If there's no CJ Spiller or no for Jackson or nowhere close to 100%. Spiller or Jackson is not. And we pride never -- -- a fairly close games are quick Raikkonen will be right back and we'll get to your phone calls your complexion.

Audio On Demand

It Is What It Is Cast: Lo…

It Is What It Is Cast: Logan Mankins, the offensive line, and Brandon Spikes' guarantee

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Christopher Price discuss Logan Mankins' breakdown of the offensive line and how it will look without Dante Scarnecchia. They also discussed Mankins' rebuttal to Brandon Spikes.

It Is What It Is Cast: Bill Parcells and Patriots Hall of Fame

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Bill Parcells' Patriots Hall of Fame candidacy.

CSNNE's Tom E. Curran Reports From NFL Owners Meetings

Tom Curran calls the show to discuss the Vince Wilfork contract situation. After texting with Vince this morning, Curran says that Vince's camp is possibly trying to put the "genie back in the lamp" and that the possibility of the Pro Bowl DT returning to the team has improved.

Celtics President Danny A…

Celtics President Danny Ainge with Dale and Holley 4-17-14

We wrap up the Celtics season by speaking with Celtics president Danny Ainge about this past season and the team's future.

Wyc Grousbeck, Celtics Owner: Reflects on the Boston Marathon tragedy 4-15-4

Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck joins Mut and Merloni to discuss and reflect on the Boston Marathon Bombings a year later.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston, on the Celtics, 4-10-14

Jackie MacMullan talks some Celtics with Mut and Merloni as the season is winding down and the team is positioned to have a high draft pick.

Red Sox Assistant GM Mike…

Red Sox Assistant GM Mike Hazen chats with Dennis and Callahan

Hazen joins Dino, Gerry and Kirk for the Front Office Report to give us the latest on all things Red Sox. He also gives his take on the Michael Pineda pine tar controversy.

John Lackey with Joe and Dave after he pitches a great game to beat the Yankees

Dave O'Brien and Joe Castiglione talk with Red Sox pitcher John Lackey after he goes 8 solid innings in a great performance, while giving the Red Sox bullpen a night off. Lackey talks a little about what he thinks about Michael Pineda's ejection for having pine tar on his neck.

Sox Manager John Farrell with Dale and Holley

We check in with John Farrell live from Fenway Park with Dale, Holley and Steve Lyons. We talk Boagearts, Buchholz, Pierzynski, Lester, the losing and much much more.

Andy Brickley, NESN: Reca…

Andy Brickley, NESN: Recaps Bruins vs Red Wings, Game 3

Andy Brickley, NESN; Joins Mut and Merloni to recap the Bruins win against the Red Wings in game 3

Shawn Thornton on the game 3 win in Detroit 4-23-14

Shawn Thornton joined the show to discuss the Bruins win last night over the Red Wings. Shawn talked about Marchand's agitator status within the league.

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, Bruins- Red Wings 4-22-14

Pierre McGuire of NBC Sports joins the program to talk about Game 3 between the Bruins and the Red Wings. He also discusses the issue of targeting player and weighs in on Matt Cooke's vicious knee hit to Tyson Barrie.

Red Sox Assistant GM Mike…

Red Sox Assistant GM Mike Hazen chats with Dennis and Callahan

Hazen joins Dino, Gerry and Kirk for the Front Office Report to give us the latest on all things Red Sox. He also gives his take on the Michael Pineda pine tar controversy.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Lupita Nyong'o is the Most Beautiful Woman 4-24-14

Headlines of the day brought to you by Kirk Minihane include the most beautiful woman, three lesbians and a baby, and a murder tattoo.

Pine Tar Finally Catches up to Pineda 4-24-14

Dino, Gerry & Kirk evaluate the newest contender for dumbest athlete.

Daily Diamond: NY's react…

Daily Diamond: NY's reaction to Pineda, 4-24-14

Mut and Merloni tune in to WFAN in New York and listen to a Yankees perspective of what transpired last night at Fenway.

Michael Pineda gets ejected for pine tar; suspended 10 games, 4-24-14

Mut and Merloni react to a wildly entertaining game at Fenway last night in which we saw Michael Pineda ejected in the second inning because he had pine tar on his neck.

Buster Olney, ESPN: Farrell did the "exact right thing", 4-24-14

Buster Olney joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Michael Pineda using pine tar at Fenway and getting ejected from the game. He also discusses the reaction from Yankees GM Brian Cashman.

Dave O'Brien with Dale an…

Dave O'Brien with Dale and Holley 4-24-14

Sox Broadcaster Dave O'Brien joins us for his take on Pinetargate.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Cheater Edition - 4-24-14

We tackle four topics all sparked by Pinetargate at Fenway and cheating in Pro Sports.

Previewing the rest of the Bruins-Red Wings Series with the great Jack Edwards of NESN 4-24-14

Dale and Holley preview the rest of the Bruins-Red Wings Series with the great Jack Edwards of NESN

Rick Middleton joins Plan…

Rick Middleton joins Planet Mikey

Nifty jumps on the Planet for an hour.

Red Sox lose to the Orioles 2-1 on Opening Day

Lou Merloni did play-by-play with Joe Castiglione today and then joined The Planet Mikey Show to talk about what went wrong, and a few things that went right as the Red Sox started their campaign to defend their World Series title.

Chris Price joins John Ryder to talk the Patriots' newest acquisition

WEEI.com's Chris Price joins John Ryder and Chris Villani on Planet Mikey to discuss the signing of Revis Island

Fantasy Football Off-Seas…

Fantasy Football Off-Season Podcast 4

The 4th addition of WEEI’s Fantasy Football Offseason Podcast is loaded and ready. In this week’s conversation Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson of Rotobahn.com dig into the sinking draft stock of Teddy Bridgewater (much too their chagrin), while refocusing and emphasizing the immense scouting work done by Pete on players like Bridgewater, Zach Mettenberger, Blake Bortles, Bishop Sankey & Lache Seastrunk. Also, Jim & Pete touch on news from around the league regarding new Jet, Chris Johnson, Montee Ball in Denver and help you tune out all of the negative noise some in the media are trying to push. We’re not buying! Lots of Football love in this podcast for the Football lover. Enjoy!

Pod Man Rush: DJ Bean and Greg Wyshynski on Bruins-Red Wings

Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports joins DJ to break down the first-round matchup between the Bruins and Red Wings. Also discussed is Zdeno Chara's Norris candidacy, transparency with voting for the NHL awards and whether the Canadiens will get out of the first round.

Minor Details Ep. 79: The meaning of winning in the minors with Carlos Febles, Evan Lepler

The Red Sox' High-A minor league team in Salem recently had a 16-game winning streak that spanned two seasons. So what? From the standpoint of making prospects better and fostering player development, does that matter? Salem manager Carlos Febles (who managed Salem for the end of their winning streak, but who was also in charge of a 50-87 Single-A Greenville team in 2013) and Salem radio play-by-play man Evan Lepler discuss -- while also touching on a number of prospects in search of the next Earl Weaver and Vinegar Bend Mizell.

Pine Tar Finally Catches …

Pine Tar Finally Catches up to Pineda 4-24-14

Dino, Gerry & Kirk evaluate the newest contender for dumbest athlete.

More from this show

Aaron Boone, ESPN: Sox ha…

Aaron Boone, ESPN: Sox haven't been able to replace Ellsbury, 4-23-14

Aaron Boone joins Mut and Merloni to talk about the early season troubles the Red Sox have had and the defensive struggles.

More from this show

Headlines, Headlines, Hea…

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Colbert introduced on Letterman

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. The guys talked about Colbert joining Dave Letterman last night.

More from this show

Shawn Thornton on the gam…

Shawn Thornton on the game 3 win in Detroit 4-23-14

Shawn Thornton joined the show to discuss the Bruins win last night over the Red Wings. Shawn talked about Marchand's agitator status within the league.

More from this show

Brad Marchand is a floppe…

Brad Marchand is a flopper 4-23-14

The guys opened the show by discussing Brad Marchand's flop and the Bruins win last night.

More from this show

Weei Writers