Like last season, Doc Rivers will enter the offseason unsure of his coaching future. Danny Ainge has had multiple discussions with Rivers about returning next season, but Rivers does not want to commit yet. (CSNNE)
“Doc knows how I feel,” said Ainge. “I’m doing all I can to keep Doc around for as long as possible.” …
“I don’t believe Doc is necessarily looking forward to being a coaching free agent this summer,” Ainge said. “I really do believe he’ll be trying to decide whether to come back to Boston, or take some time off, maybe a year or two, and do some other things.”
A. Sherrod Blakely’s report mentions that a lockout could help to keep Rivers in Boston—as the theory goes, a lockout would allow Rivers to spend extra time with his family, then return to the Celtics once the lockout ends and his wife and kids get sick of him (just kidding, guys).