Doc Rivers: Did the Celtics Coach Make a Mistake to Return to the Team?
Doc Rivers Is Coming Back to Boston, But Did He Rush into a Decision?
For a while, we had been hearing about Doc Rivers and his thoughts about possibly stepping away from the Boston Celtics.
Now, Rivers is locked up long-term with the franchise, and I'm wondering what in the world happened between then and now that made him want to stick around for more time.
The Celtics coach has a son who is going to be one of the stars of college basketball next year and it seemed like he wanted to take some time to watch his kid play on the national stage.
Also, in this day and age, even the best coaches get burned out and take some time away from the bench to compose themselves, recharge and get back out on the road and start chasing championships. Phil Jackson did it twice and it looked like Rivers was going to follow suit.
It looked even more enticing with the Celtics' championship window closing with each passing game. This is a franchise built around aging stars and one young point guard in Rajon Rondo, and now it's evident that the days of this team making Finals runs is over.
The Celtics are a franchise that needs to do a total overhaul to try and remain competitive, and Rivers is going to be on the ground level of it. I'm not sure many people saw this coming before the coach declared his intention to stay.
It's going to be an interesting couple of years in Beantown, that's for sure. There is a lot of work to be done, and without Kendrick Perkins to lock down the middle, there are a lot of questions as to where the Celtics can go to make this a competitive franchise over the next couple of seasons.
Hopefully Rivers knows what he's getting into.
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