Doc River Will Stay As C’s Head Coach

BOSTON (AP) – Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers says he is staying

with the team he led to the NBA finals twice in the last three


Rivers' decision was first reported in the Boston Herald. The

Celtics coach said in a text message to The Boston Globe, “I want

another crack at it with this group.”

Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck declined to comment on the coach's

decision on Wednesday afternoon. But he said in an e-mail to The

Associated Press: “We are trying to build another contending team

next year and hope Doc will be coaching it.”

Rivers had said he was thinking about taking some time off from

coaching to spend more time with his family and watch his kids play

sports. Rivers lives in Orlando in the offseason, and his family

remains there.