Doc Rivers is not opting out.
The Celtic coach will be returning to the club for at least the remaining season on his contract, a source close to Rivers indicated moments ago.
Yahoo! was told, “Doc simply couldn’t walk away from this group of players, nor his loyalty to Danny Ainge.” I love it.
This is the first step towards bringing everyone back for one last shot. Or two last shots (though Rivers didn’t want an extension, so he’s probably got one more year left in him). Despite no extenstion, I can’t stop grinning right now. Once Danny goes ahead and signs Ray and Paul to reasonable deals I’ll probably be able to walk on water.
By the way, this means we never have to hear another rumor about Vinny Del Negro possibly coaching the C’s. Cheers to that.