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Glenn "Doc" Rivers: The 13th best coach in the NBA apparently

The NBA's coach of the year was announced today, and it was Denver's George Karl. Congratulations to him on a much deserved award. Now, where did Celtics coach Doc Rivers end up on the list? Doc Rivers finished 13th in Coach of the Year voting: one 2nd place vote, one 3rd place vote. #Celtics #NBA — Jessica Camerato (@JCameratoNBA) May 8, 2013 I suppose that sounds...

Your Morning Dump…where Lee deserves one more chance

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Kevin Garnett receives an MVP vote, finishes tied for 12th in voting

In his 18th season in the NBA, Kevin Garnett is still an incredibly valuable player. You can see some of that value in his stats (14.8 points and 7.8 rebounds per game in just 29.7 minutes), you can see it on the scoreboard (the Celtics were 6 points better per 100 possessions this season with KG on the court, compared to when he sat), and you can see it in the MVP voting. Wait...

Exit Interviews: Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce's future with the Celtics is in question.Danny Ainge may be giving the players some time away from basketball, but we are calling every player on the roster into our Celtics Town offices for their exit interviews for the rest of this week. Here’s the first in the series: Paul Pierce.Paul,You’ll have to pardon us (and by “us,” of course, I mean the entire Celtics...

Doc Rivers, Celtics Do ‘Need More’ Next Season, But Fans Might Not Like What It Takes to Get There

In the immediate aftermath of the Celtics’ loss to the Knicks last Friday, Doc Rivers had no answers as to what his team could look like when the 2013-14 season tips off. All things considered, it was probably better that way. Rivers believes he has to “immerse” himself in the moment to be an effective in-game coach, and there was no more vital moment in which to immerse himself...

Boston Globe's Gary Washburn trolls the MVP vote

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Celtics rumors: Kevin Garnett mulling retirement?

Last season, Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers said he was positive Kevin Garnett was coming back for another year. Now, with rumors circulating that the big man could be mulling retirement, the coach isn’t sure, according to Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston."I have no clue," Doc admitted. "I was positive last year [he was coming back]. I'm not as sure this year...

Opinion: Al Jefferson-Celtics reunion would be ideal

  Ronald Martinez/ Getty Images BOSTON—I want # 7 back. No, not Trot Nixon or J.D. Drew but “Big Al” Jefferson. He has not donned a Celtic Green uniform since the end of the 2007 season. In case you forgot, he was part of the blockbuster Kevin Garnett deal that helped the Celtics win Banner 18, one that up until that juncture, had been eluding them for 18 seasons.  He began...

Doc Rivers returning to the Boston Celtics?

Doc Rivers has three years left on his current contract with the Boston Celtics, but following the team’s first-round ouster in the 2013 NBA playoffs, it appears he’s uncertain about his future. When asked if he would be back in Boston for the 2013-14 season Rivers said, “I don’t know.” That’s not a good sign for the Celtics, who continue to get older and need the force...

Celtics Have Many Questions in Summer

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What do we do now? Mannix thinks Celtics have been on the right track

Photo credit: Greg M. Cooper/USA TODAY Sports When you're on the verge of entering the 7th year of a three-year plan, hearing the same question over and over again might become mind numbing. However, this is the year when the most difficult decisions will be made due to factors such as Pierce's contract, Garnett's surgeries/potential retirement and Rondo's return...

The Boston Celtics, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Race to Return to Glory

The Celtics and Lakers are down once again. But are they out?   The cities of Boston and Los Angeles are home to the two preeminent franchises in the National Basketball Association. Their names are forever linked with each other, and are forever symmetrical with professional basketball. The Celtics and Lakers. The Lakers and Celtics. However, for the first time in 20 years, both...

Suns Hire Ryan McDonough, Key in Celtics’ Player Evaluation for Last Decade, as General Manager

From Rajon Rondo and Glen Davis to Avery Bradley and Jared Sullinger, the Celtics had a key player behind the scenes aiding their player evaluation efforts. That man, Ryan McDonough, will no longer be working toward bringing an 18th championship banner to Boston. The 33-year-old was named general manager of the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday, making the Hingham, Mass., native one of the...

The end of the line

    Garnett and Pierce have brought plenty of smiles to Boston fans in their 6 years together. Well this is it. Yes, with the Game 6 loss against the Knicks the Boston Celtics run is finally over as we know it. Despite a valiant attempt at a comeback, the Celtics once again fell short as they just simply ran out of gas. Their age finally caught up to them, like I predicted it finally...

Report: Blake Griffin, Eric Bledsoe to the Celtics for Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Doc Rivers Has Been ‘Talked About’

Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images The Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics are stirring blockbuster trade rumors, yet again. Garnett, who was a part of talks regarding LaLa land in February, has recently been rumored in another Celtics-Clippers trade. In a seven-man trade, head coach Doc Rivers, Paul Pierce, and Kevin Garnett would be sent to the Clips for...
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