The “Boston Herald” has reported that the Boston Celtics and head coach Doc Rivers have reached an agreement that will keep Rivers on the Celtics bench for the next five seasons. According to the report Rivers has received a five-year extension to remain the Boston bench boss said to be worth $35 million over the life of the contract. There had been much conjecture whether the Celtics coach would be back with the team next year as he had professed a great desire to spend more time with his family. However after the team was eliminated from the Post Season in game five of the second round by the Miami Heat Rivers intimated that he was leaning towards signing up for another stint with the club.
President Of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge told members of the media on Friday that he was very pleased that the Celtics had locked their coach up for a long-term deal. Ainge said “We’re excited. We wanted him for five years and he wants to stay for five years, I think Doc is the best coach in the league, so it’s great for us. He’s a great leader. In the face of adversity there’s no one I’d rather have on my side more.”
Rivers has been the head coach of the Celtics since 2004 and has taken the team twice to the NBA Finals winning the NBA Title in 2008. He had previously been the head coach for the Orlando Magic.