Doc Rivers' son Austin, one of the most highly sought-after recruits in the class of 2011 has committed to Duke to play for the Blue Devils next season. Rivers chose Duke over North Carolina and Kansas.
Doc Rivers was asked about the reports after the Celtics' practice Thursday.
"He's leaning there [Duke]," said Rivers. "Most likely he'll commit in the next few days, but it's not official yet. I'll wait and let him do it."
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Doc Rivers joined the Dennis & Callahan show to talk about the upcoming season and what his future holds. Rivers acknowledged that he was close to not returning, but his family helped convince him to come back for one more year. "We're sitting around, and the two kids are in high school, and the first thing they said was, 'Listen, this is not on us, number one. And you're a coach, that's what you do,'" Rivers said. "My young one was the best, he actually said it. He said, 'I can't imagine you leaving the group that you have.' He said I would feel awful about that if you left Kevin Garnett and that group."
On his future, Rivers said that he wanted to take it one year at a time. "I told Danny [Ainge] and them, I didn't want to go through the extension and walk away," Rivers said. "I said let's just do it year to year. That's what it's going to be anyway. The risk is on me, really. It's not them. You know...
Boston College athletic director Gene DeFilippo joined Dennis & Callahan to talk about this weekend's game with Notre Dame and a number of other topics around college sports. On the issue of whether BC can compete for a national title in football, DeFilippo said, "If West Virginia can play for a national title and Georgia Tech can play for a national title as they did several years back, then we can too. I'm convinced that with 85 scholarships, we can find 25 student athletes a year that our kind of kids: that are smart, that are tough and that will work hard. They're out there. The last five years the team that's won the most games in the Atlantic Coast Conference is Virginia Tech and second is Boston College. The last eight times we've played them until this year they had won four and we've won four. We can compete with anybody."
DeFilippo acknowledged that Notre Dame week is different from other games. "There's an...
Just another day of controversy in the cycling world. Tour de France 2010 winner Alberto Contador tested positive for a banned substance on the final rest day of the event, according to his spokesman. Contador, a three-time winner, blames it on tainted food. Meanwhile, friends of Lance Armstrong are being called to testify before a grand jury investigating doping in the sport.
In football news, former Giant Tiki Barber said coach Tom Coughlin's job is in jeopardy, plus we've got video of the early leader for interception of the year. Check it out at Thursday's Morning Mashup.
Brian Billick joined Dennis & Callahan for his weekly visit and was asked about Tom Brady's fourth quarter struggles on the road. "I'll take Tom Brady as my quarterback any time, any place, on the road in the fourth quarter and I'll beat you with whoever you got," Billick said. "Any time you look at a road record you got to look at: What was the circumstance, who were they playing, what was the circumstance of the team did they have to force the ball down the field."
The Patriots will be tested on the road as Billick noted: "You look at New England's schedule, they're going to figure it out here pretty quick. You're talking about Miami, Baltimore, San Diego, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Indy. That's ambitious to say the least."
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We check in for our weekly chat with Peter King, who says things are not looking bright for the 2014 Patriots given the current constitution of the roster.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price talk about what the Patriots need to do to turn things around before Sunday night's game against the Bengals.
Christopher Price, WEEI.com, was at the Bill Belichick and Tom Brady press conferences today. He spoke w/ MFB to talk about the upcoming game at home against the undefeated Bengals.
The debut edition of the We Hate Dwyane Wade show. Ben and Sam preview the Celtics and talk about other summer news around the NBA.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.
Mut and Rob discuss the "kids" and the variety of young bodies the Red Sox called upon this season. Specifically, they look at Bogaerts and Bradley, Jr. and where things went wrong. They give their opinions on which one will right the ship next season.
Description: Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett looks back at the 2014 Red Sox prospect season by answering listener questions about a number of Red Sox prospects as well as broader issues and themes in the farm system.
DJ Bean, WEEI.com, joined the guys to talk about the Bruins signing two young stars to 1-year contracts.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
The guys opened the show discussing the coaches less than amicable conversation with Dale & Holley.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Tom Brady discussed the blowout loss.
A bill in California has been signed into law, banning stores from using plastic bags. A Canadian football player talks trash into a hot microphone shortly before an in-game interview. The FCC is looking to ban the word "Redskins" from television and radio.
The fallout from Monday night continues as former Tedy Bruschi criticized Tom Brady's play over the first 4 games. The show re-visits Rodney Harrison's comments from yesterday, specifically, that Brady is "scared to death" in the pocket.
Abandon ship! The dynasty is over! Is the Patriots blowout loss an indication that this is the beginning of the end of this era? We discuss it with you.
We tackle four Patriots stinkers in which they bounced back and rebounded from getting smoked the week before.
Mikey, Villani and a double dose of Lenny. Lenny Megs and Lenny Clarke are in and talking about where the Patriots went wrong on Monday Night Football, and taking predictions on this Sunday's Pats-Bengals game and talking about why they think certain scores may hold up better than others.
Mut and Chris Villani are talking about the issues the Patriots defense faced against the Kansas City Chiefs, particularly in the running game.
The Patriots seemed to have no answer for the Kansas City Chiefs. Mut and Price talk about how the Patriots were exposed in all aspects of the game.
Rob Bradford is joined by former Red Sox, and current Angel, John McDonald to discuss were his team stands heading into the postseason, his thoughts on its opponent, the Royals, and what the Yoenis Cespedes trade might have meant the A's. McDonald also bemoans the loss of the television show, 'The Baseball Bunch,' which was alive and kicking during Kansas City's last playoff run.
Ben and Russ break down some rumors surrounding Real Madrid and Manchester United. Also on the docket is the MLS and your New England Revolution.
Tom Brady discussed the blowout loss.More from this show
Dino, Gerry and Kirk talk about Gerry's passionate defense of Tom Brady, going to lunch and clock issues in the third edition of Breaking Balls.More from this show