Breaking News: Celtics' Head Coach Doc Rivers Will Return Next Season

Matt WagnerCorrespondent IIJune 30, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 17:  Head coach Doc Rivers of the Boston Celtics reacts while taking on the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Seven of the 2010 NBA Finals at Staples Center on June 17, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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The Boston Globe reports that Celtics' head coach Doc Rivers will return for a seventh season with Boston.

Rivers was considering retirement in the offseason to spend more time with his family.

In an offseason that could lead to drastic changes for the Celtics, this is the best news for which they could have hoped.

Starting forward Paul Pierce told the Celtics yesterday that he was opting out of the final year of his contract to take part in the 2010 free agency frenzy. Another key player for the Boston Celtics that could possibly leave the Celtics via free agency is sharpshooter Ray Allen.

So at least some good news reached Boston today, and we will see what happens during the 2010 offseason.