Doc Rivers Will Return to the Boston Celtics Next Season

by May 16, 2013

There’s quite a bit of uncertainty facing the Boston Celtics during the offseason, but one very important detail has been taken care of, according to GM Danny Ainge. Doc Rivers will be back on the sidelines next season. Per the Boston Globe: “Yeah (he’ll be back), Doc and I are talking about our team next year,’ Ainge said. ‘(No suspense) from my perspective. We’ve got a great coach. We’ve got a coach everybody would love to have and he’s got three years left on his contract and I think Doc likes Boston, too. Coaches get tired, though. It’s a hard job. You guys are the only one (who made it an issue).’ Rivers said after the Celtics’ 88-80 loss to the New York Knicks in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference playoffs that he would consider his future in coming weeks. But he never appeared seriously close to stepping down. He signed a five-year contract extension two years ago. With Rivers back, the Celtics can now begin formulating their roster for next season. Ainge said he has not talked with Kevin Garnett, who will turn 37 on Sunday and is considering retirement.”