Danny Ainge confirms that Doc Rivers is returning next season as #celtics coach. "We've got a coach everybody would love to have."
— gary washburn (@GwashNBAGlobe) May 16, 2013
According to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe, Doc Rivers will return for his 10th season as the Boston Celtics coach for the 2013-14 season. Doc has 3 years remaining on a 5 year contract he signed in 2011. Danny's statement that we have a coach that everyone would love to have rings true considering the rumors that the Clippers and Nets, among others, were hoping to make a run at Rivers this off season should he consider leaving the Celtics.
There is always the hope that playing for Doc is also a recruiting tool as Danny tries to lure free agents to Boston in this off season. The biggest questions for this team still remain, however. Danny has said he still hasn't talked to KG as to which way he is leaning about coming back for another season because he's not prepared to answer the questions that KG is sure to ask. The first question has to be whether Paul Pierce will return to the team. But, for now, we know that Doc will be back and the first domino didn't fall, it was left standing, which really wasn't a big surprise.
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