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Doc Rivers out as Celtics coach?

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12:15 PM ET 06.12 | This report should be taken with a heavy grain of salt given the source, but ESPN's Chris Broussard is reporting that Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers believes it "may be time for a change." With the Paul Pierce situation undecided, Kevin Garnett's retirement and health in question and a Ray Allen who looks like a shell of his former self, Rivers understandably doesn't want to watch his once-proud ship sink, nor does he want to be part of a rebuilding process that could lead to a change at the helm for the Celtics.

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June 12, 2013  04:33 PM ET

Ray Allen?! Wow.

June 12, 2013  04:35 PM ET

Regurgitated from a year ago?

June 12, 2013  04:36 PM ET
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Regurgitated from a year ago?

Probably Afwul, just awful. I agree Ray Allen is a shell of himself but that really isn't Doc's problem anymore. If they did fire Doc I doubt he'd make it out of the building before having another 3 offers

June 12, 2013  04:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Ray Allen?! Wow.

Fansided.com should be nominated for a Darwin award for this one.

June 12, 2013  04:41 PM ET
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Probably Afwul, just awful. I agree Ray Allen is a shell of himself but that really isn't Doc's problem anymore. If they did fire Doc I doubt he'd make it out of the building before having another 3 offers

Celts aren't looking to fire him. Doc is contemplating stepping down.

June 12, 2013  04:48 PM ET
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Celts aren't looking to fire him. Doc is contemplating stepping down.

If this is true all I can say is.....................






Thanks for the memories, Doc................

June 12, 2013  04:51 PM ET

Ray Allen? LMAO.

June 12, 2013  05:00 PM ET
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If this is true all I can say is.....................Thanks for the mammaries, Mecca................

MICK!!

June 12, 2013  06:53 PM ET
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Ray Allen?! Wow.

That dude is with Miami.

June 12, 2013  09:26 PM ET

Fansided posts are the worst.

June 12, 2013  11:09 PM ET
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Regurgitated from a year ago?

Exactly, WTF?!?!

June 12, 2013  11:39 PM ET

I'm not sure what his thinking is, but the Nets job is most likely Kidd's, and the LA job is Shaw's. The other coaching vacancies are bad situations. I don't know why Doc would want to put himself through such situations. Boston isn't exactly a contender right now, but they have a few pieces atleast. If he is just tired, then he should consider sitting out a couple years and come back later

June 13, 2013  03:21 AM ET

Never been much of a Doc fan, so if he does step down, I hope they find a coach who'll spend time developing the younger players. In this, I think Doc does a poor job. His only shining accomplishment was the development of Rondo and I'd dare say that Rondo himself is the reason behind his development. I really believe that the Celtics lost out on some young talent in Semih Erden, Luke Harangody and even Fab Melo. As has been said, "Players like a coach who they think is going to help them get better." By his track record, I don't think Doc fits that bill. If Rivers left, I'd say thanks for all he's accomplished, but I wouldn't feel any real sense of loss. It may simply be the time for a new voice. My choice to replace him... Jerry Sloan.

June 13, 2013  12:34 PM ET

It is time, go announce

 
June 14, 2013  04:20 PM ET

Ray Allen ? Doc is one of the top coaches out there

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