June 20, 1995 |
M.L. Carr has never coached. His boss doesn't know if he can. Yet the Boston Celtic director of basketball operations took the coaching job Monday after a long search--by himself. The enthusiastic Carr is devoted to changing the somber mood surrounding the once proud franchise. He is committed to installing a running game. "It's an open question as to whether or not M.L. can coach," Paul Gaston, the Celtic chairman of the board, said at a news conference.
June 11, 2013 |
SAN ANTONIO - Spurs guard Patty Mills has heard all the jokes. The Internet makes it almost impossible to avoid them. He's aware some call him M.L. Carr, Mark Madsen or other NBA players known for their antics on the bench instead of production on the court. And Mills has no problem being the towel-waving 12th man during the NBA Finals. Actually, he is enjoying the experience. "They're great guys and I've gotten to know them on a personal basis," Mills said.
June 1, 1985
The fans in Boston are praying that they'll see their team again, but M.L. Carr says the Celtics are going to disappoint them. No, Carr isn't conceding a three-game sweep by the Lakers at the Forum. He's predicting a three-game sweep by the Celtics. "I look at it as a challenge to go out there and end it in L.A.," he said before the Celtics took off for Los Angeles. "I look at it positively. "It's just unfortunate for our fans that we have to end it out there." What is it they say?
June 5, 1987 |
Gone but not forgotten. No, not the Celtics, silly. Why, it's M.L. Carr. The former Celtic towel-waver supreme may not be a player any more, but he still shows flashes of being a pretty good talker. Have a question? Ask M.L. All right, then, now that the Lakers are up, 2-0, in the championship finals, what's going to happen to that old Gang Green? "I expect them to jump all over those freaks when they get to Boston," said Carr. Freaks? The Lakers?
June 8, 1985
M.L. Carr has proven to be an effective motivator. His foolish prediction that the Celtics would sweep the three games in Los Angeles may have been just the kind of locker room wall motivation that the Lakers needed before Game 3. PAUL CUNNINGHAM Pasadena
June 15, 1985
Kevin McHale falls to his knees and slaps the floor, shouting profanities to the referees. K.C. Jones' sour grapes have turned bitter. M.L. Carr's waving towel is now still. Red Auerbach's cigar remains unlit. The balloons have fallen. Good night, Beantown. Hooray for Hollywood! CRAIG POLETTI Temple City