Duh. (Chris Forsberg)
Multiple sources close to the Celtics told ESPN.com’s Andy Katz that the team expects to re-sign Paul Pierce…
According to the sources, the Celtics expect the Pierce deal to be wrapped up sooner than later but Ray Allen could take longer into summer.
Expect whatever team signs Lebron to come banging down Allen’s door. Ray’s the perfect complement for Lebron. But all signs so far point towards everyone staying put. Doc and Danny are both saying they want one more year with “this group.” (ESPN & Yahoo)
“Doc is excited to come back and coach our team next year,” Ainge told ESPN.com. “He feels rejuvenated about coaching this group next season.”
It’s an interesting choice of words for Ainge to note “this group.” While it might be reading too deep, it sure seems to suggest Rivers will lead a group similar to the one he took onto the court for Game 7 of the NBA Finals earlier this month before letting Banner 18 slip away in the fourth quarter of a loss to the Lakers.
“With the blessing of my family, I want to try one more time with this group,” Rivers told Y! Sports.
Revenge on tap for next year? Yes please.