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"It has been well documented that Rondo struggles to coexist, at times, with his more celebrated teammates Rondo needed a new confidant and Dooling, Rondo told me just before Game 1, had become that guy When Rondo drew a two-game suspension for throwing the ball at Wright in February, his veteran teammates went to him demanding a public apology. Feeling cornered, Rondo balked — and that's when Dooling stepped in. 'I just told him, "You hurt your family when you do stuff like [throwing the ball at a ref]. The [money lost due to suspension] comes out of your pocket. That's taking money away from the people you love,"' Dooling said. 'He listened because I was coming from a pure place.'"