It has been 37 days since the Celtics season ended at the hands of the New York Knicks on May 3rd. The NBA Finals is now in full bloom, with Game 2 tonight, and the NBA draft is now less than three weeks away.
Very shortly, the 2012-13 season will officially be over, and the 2013-14 campaign will start gearing up. So why is Doc Rivers still silent on whether or not he's going to return next season?
Well according to Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald, it may have something to do with the uncertain futures of both Paul Pierce (who has a team option that must be picked up or declined by June 30th) and Kevin Garnett (who may retire). From Murphy's article.
Beyond whatever private considerations he might be contemplating, Rivers is waiting for Ainge to make two enormous, potentially era-changing decisions.
He has to decide whether to renew Paul Pierce’s contract by June 30, and whether to bring back Garnett. The alternative is moving one or both assets to build for the future.