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Doc wrestled with Celtics decision


07:06 AM ET 05.27 | Based on the choices in front of him, there is no crying for Doc Rivers. With all due respect to the conflicted coach, it is nigh impossible to gather violins when he's deciding between more millions and fewer millions as average middle-class wages shrink. ... [There] has yet been no puff of green smoke from the practice facility in Waltham to indicate whether Rivers will stay on or abdicate his throne on the Celtics bench. There are those close to him who say he's wrestled with divergent emotions these last few weeks. Part of him would like to get away from the grind. Part of him would like to keep his word to see the Celtics through the rebuilding phase. Both divisions of Doc must also be aware that he will open himself to criticism should he fail to stick around.

Boston Herald

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May 27, 2013  08:18 AM ET

Doc needs to stay to help rebuild the Celtics after they are blown up this off-season....

May 27, 2013  08:35 AM ET

The "rebuilding" shouldn't be THAT painful, since they do have decent talent to start with. Assuming PP is traded, that opens up some cap space. They should see if there are takers for JT as well. The core has to be around Rondo, Green, Sullinger, and to a lesser extent, Bradley. It is also time to see if Fab's got any game or not. If he isn't a playa, then they need to move on and start evaluating fresh talent.

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May 27, 2013  10:31 AM ET

sully isn't a 'core' player-he's a bench guy& fab is a 6 foul guyI agree with trying to move terry, and I'd move bradley as well as he's expendable and has some valuethey need to find/bring in TWO bigs....which will be difficultmaybe take a chance on blatche?

Sully was a bench player, but could start in place of Bass. Sure he's not a "core" or a star, but I'll take a consistent 12-8 guy any day on my team.
Yeah I agree if there are takers for Bradley they should deal him, and I'm not sure if there's any value for Lee at all. Both of them were pretty useless.
They really need some scorers, guys that can create their own shots. OJ Mayo perhaps. Bledsoe might be intriguing as well.

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May 27, 2013  04:13 PM ET

Doc was with them when they were rebuilding before they traded for Garnett and Ray Allen. He almost got fired because the team was so bad with only Pierce. Doc has paid his dues and should not be criticized if he decides to leave the team since he has already been part of a rebuilding process

May 27, 2013  04:34 PM ET

If I were Doc I would get out.

May 28, 2013  02:18 PM ET

Doc is a coaches coach. Professional, player friendly, and a great motivator. He will be a great asset for anyone, and a major loss for the Celtics.


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