Doc Rivers had his first extended comments about Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett heading to Brooklyn over the weekend, speaking with the Boston Globe's Gary Washburn. Rivers said that talking about the duo gets him "emotional", but vowed that both Pierce and KG have something left in the tank, and that Brooklyn may just challenge the two-time champion Miami Heat next season. From the article.
I get very emotional whenever I talk about Kevin and Paul. To see them somewhere else, our business sometimes it's tough. I leave (Boston) and people get upset at me and I don't think there's a lot of difference in their case but it was obvious the Celtics decided to move on.
"So Paul and Kevin had to go and that's a tough part of the business. But that will be strange for me, I want them to do well. For a lot of reasons I want them to do well, they could knock off Miami. But it will be interesting. It will be a while different feeling.
Rivers said both unquestionably have something left.