The Celtics and Doc Rivers are working on a multiyear deal that would keep Rivers in Boston for the foreseeable future, according to The Associated Press.
The AP quotes a source saying the deal would be for “more than two or three years.” Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge did not return calls to the AP, but did acknowledge in an on-air appearance with WEEI’s The Big Show on Thursday that the sides were working on a long-term deal. After Miami eliminated Boston on Wednesday night, Rivers sounded like a man who was intent on returning to the Boston bench.
“I haven’t made that decision, but I can tell you I probably will,” he said. “I’m a Celtic and I love our guys. I want to win again here, and I’m competitive as hell. I have a competitive group, so we’ll see. I can tell you that is where I am at today. Tomorrow I may change my mind, but that’s where I am at today...
In his weekly interview with WEEI's The Big Show, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge bluntly discussed the future of coach Doc Rivers, what his roster might look like in 2011-12 and whether or not the Kendrick Perkins trade caused the team's downfall.
After Rivers said in his postgame interview Wednesday that he was leaning toward returning to the C's bench next season, Ainge admitted on Thursday, "I feel the same way. I think Doc is coming back. We talk regularly, and I got that impression a few weeks ago. I think we'll get something done, and we could get something done very shortly on a longterm contract."
Ainge intimated that Jeff Green will in all likelihood be in a Celtics uniform next year. He would be willing to re-sign Glen Davis for the right price. And he has no idea whether Jermaine O'Neal or Shaquille O'Neal will return for next season. Also, Ainge didn't rule out a blockbuster deal involving any of the...
After featuring four players on the Eastern Conference All-Star team, the Celtics failed to place anybody on the All-NBA first, second or third teams.
Rajon Rondo and Paul Pierce received the most votes -- 68 and 55, respectively -- of the players who did not make an All-NBA roster. Garnett (22), Kendrick Perkins (3) and Ray Allen (1) also received votes.
Here are the All-NBA rosters (number of votes in parentheses):
ALL-NBA FIRST TEAM: Heat forward LeBron James (595), Magic center Dwight Howard (593), Bulls guard Derrick Rose (593), Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (551) and Thunder forward Kevin Durant (492).
ALL-NBA SECOND TEAM: Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (437), Heat guard Dwyane Wade (392), Lakers forward Pau Gasol (259), Knicks center Amar'e Stoudemire (258) and Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (184).
ALL-NBA THIRD TEAM: Hornets guard Chris Paul (157), Blazers forward...
Patrice Bergeron was again absent from Bruins practice on Thursday as he continues to recover from a mild concussion suffered in the Game 4 series-clinching win last Friday against the Flyers. He has yet to do any on-ice or off-ice workouts.
"All I can say is he keeps progressing on a daily basis," coach Claude Julien said of the 25-year-old center. "He hasn't been on the ice or done any of that stuff yet, so we're keeping our fingers crossed that thing will be clear and more optimistic as we move forward."
Bergeron sustained a concussion when Philadelphia's Claude Giroux finished a check in the Bruins defensive zone early in third period. Bergeron had a difficult time getting up from the ice and making his way to the bench. It was the third concussion he's had in his career in Boston, the second since his most severe concussion when he was checked into the board's by then-Flyers defenseman Randy Jones in October 2007....
A Massachusetts man has been accused by authorities in New York of stealing Red Sox memorabilia from Fenway Park.
Jamie Holland has been charged with criminal possession of stolen property, according to Long Island Suffolk County district attorney Thomas Spota. Holland was arrested on May 4 in Long Island.
The authorities recovered a home plate, several Red Sox uniforms, cleats worn by Dustin Pedroia and a first-base glove used by Kevin Youkilis during a search. The reason for Holland being arrested in Long Island was not made available to the media.
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Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Dave O'Brien has called Red Sox baseball games with Joe Castiglione since 2007. Dave is going to the NESN booth next season to take over for Don Orsillo as the Red Sox TV play-by-play man. Dave talks about his time with Joe and the Red Sox Radio broadcast and closes out a very meaningful chapter of a tremendous career. Joe Castiglione offers his thoughts and well-wishes to Dave and closes out, as is tradition, with the Bart Giamatti poem.
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Joe and Rob Bradford talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart who had his first career multi home run game as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 10-4 and extend their winning streak to a season high 5 games.
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Dino, Gerry and Kirk talk with Curt about the MLB playoffs, his future with ESPN and the reaction to Jessica Mendoza as his replacement.
Melrose joins Dino, Gerry and Kirk to discuss the upcoming season for the Boston Bruins and local prodigy, Jack Eichel.
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Matt Barnes of the Memphis Grizzlies drove 95 miles to fight Knicks head coach Derek Fisher over Barnes' ex-wife. Also, Skip Bayless is reportedly not very happy with how things are going over at First Take.
Pierre McGuire of NBC Sports joins Ordway, Merloni and Fauria to talk about the start of the NHL season and to give a little insight on the new additions to this Bruins team.
Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about last night's Cubs/Pirates Wild Card game and how they wish Joe Kelly could have a similar career path as Jake Arrieta. Also, Lou rants about how much he hates the one game playoff.
Dale, Michael and Jerry are live from the Harp for Bruins opening night and we're breaking down what to expect from the black and gold.
We close out the day with some of the best in sound that you may have missed out on.
We await opening night and talk B's with DJ Bean live from the Harp.
Mikey is back for another season of Patriots-related parody songs, this time he's calling out the Cowboys.
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