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Doc Rivers, Celtics agree to 5-year deal

Posted on: May 13, 2011 11:52 am
Edited on: May 13, 2011 12:19 pm
Report: Doc Rivers agrees to five-year deal with Boston Celtics to remain head coach.

Posted by Matt Moore

Update 12:09 p.m. EST: Yahoo! Sports reports and Ken Berger of confirms that the deal is five-years, $35 million. That's quite a bit, but Doc is worth every penny.  Berger reports this is the same deal that's been on the table for months. 

Original report: CSN is reporting Friday morning that the Boston Celtics have agreed to a new five-year deal with Doc Rivers to remain head coach.

Rivers said following Boston's Game 5 loss to the Heat that he was looking to remain a Celtic, and reports published Thursday indicated a long-term deal like this was in the works. 

It's a curious decision for Rivers, considering his son's imminent enrollment at Duke, and after it took such hand-wringing to convince him to return last year. Rivers was close to walking away after the Celtics' last run fell short, and there's little to indicate the Celtics' odds at a championship will improve, considering their age and cap situation, unless Danny Ainge gets really inventive really quickly.

But sometimes it's not about just your odds at a championship, and Rivers has obviously grown strong connections to the city, the franchise, and especially to its players. Doc will keep roaming the sidelines for a few more years, it seems. 

We'll have more updates as this story develops.

Since: Nov 13, 2006
Posted on: May 13, 2011 1:51 pm

Doc Rivers, Celtics agree to 5-year deal

PERFECT  !!!!!!!.  He really is a Celtic

Since: May 4, 2011
Posted on: May 13, 2011 1:36 pm

Doc Rivers, Celtics agree to 5-year deal

As a celtics fan I originally was not a fan of Doc but obviously he has proven to be an asset.  His strength is in managing stars and designing plays.  He's not the most talented devolper of talent but he has been able to bring Rondo along using his PG knowledge.  overall, keeping him was objective 1A, now Danny needs to figure out a way to get some blood on this team with little cap space.

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: May 13, 2011 12:53 pm

Doc Rivers, Celtics agree to 5-year deal

AT least Danny Ainge did something right. Too bad he didn't have enough intelligence to keep Perkins & Robinson. Green and Krstic have proven they are useless!

Since: Apr 27, 2011
Posted on: May 13, 2011 12:41 pm
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Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: May 13, 2011 12:12 pm

Report: Doc Rivers, Celtics agree to 5-year deal

Hey that's one of the best jobs in all of sports. I guess its hard to walk away from that unless someone shoves you out the door. With following his son around, that what Knicks fans want so after his one-and-done son leaves Duke, Doc'll be in line to replace D'Antoni  

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: May 13, 2011 12:09 pm

Report: Doc Rivers, Celtics agree to 5-year deal

This is great news for Celtics fans who see the 2010-2011 team's collapse as the end of an era.  Not only is Doc a great coach, but his signing suggests that Danny Ainge intends to acquire more pieces to rejuvenate the team.  Dwight Howard would be a great fit.

Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: May 13, 2011 12:05 pm

Report: Doc Rivers, Celtics agree to 5-year deal

Not a huge Boston fan but this is a great sign for them especially since there isn't a lot out there to chose from. Doc is a stand up guy and a good coach.  Glad he is sticking around. Maybe the Blazers can trade nate and some Paul Allen Coin for him!

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