Doc Rivers downplayed a Yahoo! report that he was considering signing a contract extension that would make him a “career Celtic.” (ESPN Boston)
“That was a question I was asked and, really, I don’t even think on those terms, to be honest,” said Rivers. “I’m year to year, that’s how I am. The question was asked: Where else would you rather go? I said, I don’t think you can go to a better place than here. It’s a great setup, [the Celtics organization] is phenomenal.”
Rivers also disputed the notion that he’s on Pat Riley’s radar to become the next Miami Heat coach should Erik Spoelstra faulter. (ESPN Boston)
“I’m not getting into that,” said Rivers. “The only guy on [Riley's] list is [current Miami coach] Erik [Spoelstra] and that’s the only guy that should be there. I’m not going there. That’s a stupid conversation, it really is.”
Heat reporter Ira Winderman wonders who Adrian Wojnarowski’s “sources” are that tell him Rivers is on the short list to replace Spoelstra should Spoelstra fail to win a title right away. (South Florida Sun Sentinel)
Having dealt with Riley now for 15 years, I’m not so sure there are “sources” when it comes to Pat. Cadavers? Possibly. Bodies floating at the bottom of the Miami River? Perhaps.
What is this, Don Riley? Winderman acts like 1) Riley knows who the source is. There’s a reason sources remain anonymous, right? And 2) Riley goes around tying bricks to sources’ feet or threatening death upon their families.
Anyway, there aren’t many things that could make me dislike Doc Rivers, but signing with the Heat is one of them. It’d be like Johnny Damon signing with the Yankees. I’ll never forgive Damon for that. He might as well have killed my dog and then spat on my mother. Traitor.