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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Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Christian recaps the Red Sox 5-2 victory over Cleveland.
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox DH, who almost hit for the cycle in the win over the Indians at Fenway.
Torey joins Mike and Rob to discuss the last week for the Red Sox, Joe Kelly's awesome performance last night, if Clay Buchholz can figure things out, David Ortiz and more.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Jim Polito of WTAG in Worcester joins us for a few minutes to talk about the district attorney and how the show should stick to sports.
Turtleboy from Turtleboy Sports joins the guys to talk about the cop killer.
The list of top 20 celebrities people masterbate to, Cosby is in trouble again, and Dupont wrote another column.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN calls in to discuss who she thinks the Celtics are going to draft with the #3 pick, and also gives her opinion on what trades the Celtics could pull off this off-season.
There are so many good, young players on the Red Sox that it's hard to pick out the top 3. Glenn, Lou and Christian debate which of the young guys on the Sox are the most valuable and which ones could possibly be traded for a starting pitcher.
Kevin Love sat out for the entire 4th quarter for the second straight game against the Raptors, and Glenn, Lou and Christian can't believe the excuse Tyronn Lue gave to the media.
We discuss the latest developments in the story that won't die (Deflategate) with the great Michael McCann of SI and UNH law school.
We discuss Joe Kelly's triumphant return from the DL, and why Michael isn't ready to back off of his stance on the pitcher just yet.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the Celtics options with the third pick in the upcoming NBA draft, plus talk a little NBA semi-finals as we await word on whether Draymond Green will be suspended.
In the latest It Is What It Is podcast, Chris Price talks with Comcast’s Phil Perry about the latest Deflategate news, what’s next for Tom Brady and what chance he might have when it comes to playing in the opener. The two also take a look at some guys on the roster bubble and which rookies have the best chance of having an impact in 2016 and beyond.
Former New England Football Pro Christian Fauria and one of Boston's premier sports medicine doctors and orthopedic surgeons to the pro's, Dr. Thomas Gill of Steward Health Care, discuss some of the recent injuries that have plagued the Boston Red Sox and how you can avoid similar injuries in your everyday life.
Rob Bradford sits down with both former Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell and current Sox three-bagger, Travis Shaw, for an in-depth discussion on what it's like to be a 6-foot-3, starting third baseman in Boston.
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