Doc Rivers to Discuss His Future With Celtics GM Danny Ainge

by June 19, 2013

For the time being, the LA Clippers have walked away from the Doc Rivers/Kevin Garnett sweepstakes, but Doc’s future with the Boston Celtics remains quite murky. Rivers and GM Danny Ainge will sit down and have a critical chat today. Per the Boston Herald: “According to a league source, Rivers hopes after that discussion to make his first public comments regarding his future since saying on May 3rd that he was uncertain if he would be on the Celtic bench for the 2013-14 season. ‘I am meeting with Doc (Wednesday),’ Ainge confirmed. ‘He’s coming to town. He was coming to town before the events of (Tuesday), so we were planning on meeting (Wednesday) anyway.’ The discussion will come a day after talks broke down on complementary deals that would have allowed Rivers out of the remaining three years on his Celtic contract so he could coach the Clippers, sending Kevin Garnett to the same club in a separate but related move. In return, the C’s were looking to get a combination of players and draft picks, but the Clippers backed away some time (Tuesday) morning. Now the Celtics and Rivers must decide whether it is realistic for him to stay with the club after expressing interest in another job. ‘I don’t know if anything will be decided (Wednesday) or if anything will be resolved,’ said Ainge, the Celtics’ president of basketball operations. ‘I just know that I’m meeting with him.’ Ainge did speak with Rivers by phone (Tuesday) after the Clippers pulled away from the trade talks and both teams had proclaimed the negotiations done. ‘It went good,’ Ainge said of that conversation. He was less certain when asked where Rivers now stands on his career. ‘I don’t know,’ Ainge said. ‘I don’t know. I’ll wait for him to decide that.'”