Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 at 11:40 am  |  8 responses

Doc Rivers Reportedly Thinking of Walking Away from the Boston Celtics

It’s no secret that Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers is on the fence about returning next season — Rivers has three years and $21 million left on his contract. According to ESPN, Doc may be leaning towards quitting: “Although Boston Celtics team president Danny Ainge has stated that Doc Rivers will return to coach Boston next season, Rivers believes it ‘may be time for a change,’ according to a source close to the situation. ‘Doc loves coaching,’ the source said. ‘He loves coaching in Boston. But he feels it may be time for a change.’ Rivers, who has been attending the Celtics’ pre-draft workouts, is unsure of what he wants to do and has not yet ruled out returning to Boston for a 10th season. He has a very close relationship with Ainge, and the source said that is one factor that is making his decision so difficult. [...] If Rivers became available, he would immediately become the most coveted coach on the market. The Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers asked for permission to speak with Rivers about their coaching jobs last month, but Ainge refused to grant it. There is a feeling throughout the league, however, that because of the closeness of their relationship, Ainge would allow Rivers to leave and go elsewhere if the coach requested it.”

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  • pposse

    If the Heat lose in the Finals watch Doc Rivers get the Heat coaching position.

  • Stepfan Raiford

    Boston management must be leaning toward trading Paul and KG.

  • spit hot fiyah

    that’s a lot of money on the table

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  • OfftheWall87

    You mean going to the best team in the league that’s now playing for a championship after your old team signs another player to take your spot but acts like they still want you there? If you’re going to come off the bench, might as well back up D-Wade not Avery Bradley.

  • roscoe

    Riles’ ego is too big to let that happen, but it would be a great fit.

    doc is going to coach his son.

  • http://www.facebook.com/myselfunderkarma Fredd.

    I thought grown people ( so fast to judge others ) had to respect their word, their contract … my bad.

  • Basketball Coach

    he’s a veteran and wanting a second ring is important when you don’t have much time left in the NBA.