So, have you heard the latest update on Doc Rivers? The one that says he will be leaving the Boston Celtics to accept the head coaching position at the University of Oregon, where he will then coach his son Austin? No, I’m serious; that rumor is actually floating around.
“The Oregon thing just came out of the blue,” Rivers told the Boston Herald. “I mean, that was amazing. I just heard about it. I think Danny (Ainge) told me. Pags (co-owner Steve Pagliuca) called me and said, ‘Oregon?’
Doc, who says he has heard other rumors regarding his future, says there is nothing substantial behind them. “It was just funny,” he said. “My kids wouldn’t follow me like that.
“But there have been a lot of little things like that.”
As for Pagliuca, he hears the rumors about Rivers but has other, more important things on his mind than Rivers leaving the Celtics.
“Pags called me,” Doc said, “because he was more concerned about Austin not going to Duke, not me going to Oregon.”