Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 5/24/13
There has been a surprising amount discussion about Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers’ status for next season considering there are three years remaining on his contract.  The latest news is that President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge has denied a request by the Brooklyn Nets for permission to talk to Rivers about become their next head coach.  This comes in the wake in speculation, since the postgame press conference following the Celtics Game 7 loss to the Knicks that ended their season, about whether Doc would return next season. Rivers has served as head coach of the Celtics for the past nine seasons compiling a 416-305 record and signed a lucrative five-year extension in 2011.  In past offseasons, emotional playoff exits, his relationship with veterans Kevin Garnett and Paul (whose future with the team was itself in doubt), and his family situation combined to cloud his status.  However, once he signed this most recent extension, the assumption has been that he would be
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