Sunday, October 10th, 2010 at 10:00 am  |  8 responses

Mystique May Keep Doc Rivers In Boston

After almost hanging up his coaching tie over the summer, Doc Rivers is contemplating coaching the Celtics long-term. Yahoo! reports: “Rivers doesn’t want to discuss a contract extension, doesn’t want to think much about tomorrow with so much on the line now. And yet, the prospect of staying a career Celtics coach has never resonated so strongly with him. ’Two years ago, I didn’t have that thought,’ Rivers told Yahoo! Sports. ‘But clearly this summer, I had that thought a lot. It’s because of the organization. Even after [the Big Three] leave, I still have that relationship and it’s going to allow us to be good again. If I’m going to stay in it without taking a break, it would be tough for me to go anywhere else. We’ve talked about [an extension], but I just want to wait. But to be a career Celtics coach is something I think about. I’ve learned: You don’t have what we have here somewhere else.’ So much can happen over a long season, so much can change, but the Celtics mystique has seeped into Rivers. All the history, all the connection to yesteryear’s greatness, has washed over and coated him now. When he took the job, he saw his boss, Ainge, as a Celtic. Now, he sees himself as one, too. ‘I think we do have something special, and I think it would be in everybody’s best interest to try to work something out and keep something long-term for Doc,’ Ainge said.”

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  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    If Doc is smart he would stay as long as he has Rondo at point, because he is worth it.

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    I would love to see Doc coach after the Big 3 have retired and see what he can do with Rondo and whatever players he can put on the court with him. When the Boston Three Party is over the regular season in Boston will be interesting to watch again, because its clearly just about managing injuries and players until the post-season.

  • LD

    At first I thought “Mystique” was some local stripper in the Boston area.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    @LD lol my first thought was, “oh snap Mystical is out of jail”…my second thought was “what does he have anything to do with Boston, Basketball, or Doc Rivers’ personal decisions” LMBO

  • http://slamonline.com mike

    Doc is a players coach. Love to have him stay in Boston.

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    I think Doc is overrated. Before the Big Three came to be, the Celtics were downright awful under him (I then understood how Magic fans felt after going 0-19 under Doc). He seems like a cool guy to play for, but as a fan I’d prefer someone else.

  • dma

    im such a nerd. thought about x-men. but that didn’t make any sense.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    dma – you got my line! (or a variation there of).