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08:06 AM ET 03.24 | Celtics fans may have one reason to root for a lockout. A delay in the start of the season might actually work to the team's advantage in retaining a prized free agent -- head coach Doc Rivers. Rivers, whose contract expires at the end of this season, has made no secret about wanting to spend more time with his family. If there is a lockout and the season is delayed, that may very well be enough to allow Rivers to spend additional time with his family, and still return as the Celtics' head coach. Danny Ainge, Boston's president of basketball operations, has had multiple talks with Rivers throughout this season about re-signing with the C's. Rivers has been consistent, Ainge said, in wanting to put off his contract situation until the season is over. ... "Doc knows how I feel," said Ainge. "I'm doing all I can to keep Doc around for as long as possible."

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March 24, 2011  08:08 AM ET

I figured if there was a lockout a few of those players might not come back for much longer...Im not sure about the Rondo/Big Baby led C's though....

March 24, 2011  08:13 AM ET
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I figured if there was a lockout a few of those players might not come back for much longer...Im not sure about the Rondo/Big Baby led C's though....

all of the big three will be back even if there is a lock out. I think each of them has 2 yrs left in the tank.

March 24, 2011  08:14 AM ET
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all of the big three will be back even if there is a lock out. I think each of them has 2 yrs left in the tank.

Well they wont win in those two years....They might have two years left to play but they wont get a ring....

March 24, 2011  08:24 AM ET
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Well they wont win in those two years....They might have two years left to play but they wont get a ring....

They will have to compete with Chicago, and Miami to get there but they still have a good chance.

March 24, 2011  08:26 AM ET
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They will have to compete with Chicago, and Miami to get there but they still have a good chance.

I think if they dont get it this year then they will never get one with the group there again....

March 24, 2011  08:29 AM ET
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I think if they dont get it this year then they will never get one with the group there again....

i will agree this is there best chance. That just becuase Miami has a chance to become a powerhouse. Chicago is what it is. A younger version of boston on defense, but they don't have all the options on Offense.

March 24, 2011  08:31 AM ET
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i will agree this is there best chance. That just becuase Miami has a chance to become a powerhouse. Chicago is what it is. A younger version of boston on defense, but they don't have all the options on Offense.

I guess...If thats the way you see it...

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March 24, 2011  08:43 AM ET

Doc aint going nowhere. If he does leave it will be to a team of his choosing. Doc has power in Boston.

March 24, 2011  08:45 AM ET
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I hope Doc leaves Boston and comes to NY. Mike D needs to go.

never happen

March 24, 2011  08:47 AM ET

Doc's ghost after this season bank season...

March 24, 2011  08:51 AM ET
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Doc's ghost after this season bank season...

*Bank on it (Too early)

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March 24, 2011  08:54 AM ET
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I hope Doc leaves Boston and comes to NY. Mike D needs to go.

Man I thought the Knicks should have got rid of Mike last season and made a really strong run at Scott....You know who i thik might be a pretty good coach but i dont know if they have any desire to be one is Greg Anthony....I listen to him speak and I think he always has a good idea on both ends of the court...

March 24, 2011  08:55 AM ET

What's up Doc? The C's are slipping into the playoffs. You need to get Shaq back into uniform. Rasheed isn't walking through the tunnel in the Garden.

March 24, 2011  09:16 AM ET
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Man I thought the Knicks should have got rid of Mike last season and made a really strong run at Scott....You know who i thik might be a pretty good coach but i dont know if they have any desire to be one is Greg Anthony....I listen to him speak and I think he always has a good idea on both ends of the court...

Greg Anthony might be a stretch, but I always thought John Starks was waiting in the wings for such an opportunity.

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March 24, 2011  09:20 AM ET
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Man I thought the Knicks should have got rid of Mike last season and made a really strong run at Scott....You know who i thik might be a pretty good coach but i dont know if they have any desire to be one is Greg Anthony....I listen to him speak and I think he always has a good idea on both ends of the court...

finally something we can agree on. Greg as a tough nose PG could make a great coach.

March 24, 2011  09:23 AM ET

Doc will stay in Boston until the tires fall off. He has control and has a good team around him that buys into what he's selling.

I'd like to see if Bruce Bowen has what it takes to be a coach in the NBA.

 
March 24, 2011  09:28 AM ET
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Doc will stay in Boston until the tires fall off. He has control and has a good team around him that buys into what he's selling. I'd like to see if Bruce Bowen has what it takes to be a coach in the NBA.

wow, just can't see Bruce as a coach.

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