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Doc Rivers Officially Returning To Boston Next Year

Apr 23, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers reacts on the sidelines against the New York Knicks during game two in the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

As has been the case for the last few years, there was a brief period of speculation regarding whether or not Doc Rivers would return to the bench in Boston.

Following the end of each season, Rivers has needed a few days to mull the decision over with his family and decide whether he was up for another year. Yet every time, he has made the decision to come back.

This year was no different. Following the Celtics’ Playoff loss to the Knicks in six games, Rivers said he was unsure if he would be back with the team next season. Today, however, general manager Danny Ainge confirmed that Rivers will return to coach the Celtics for the 2013-2014 season.

This is great news for the Celtics, who will be going through a transition period next year. With multiple changes to the roster possible, it will be good to have a familiar face in charge.

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