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Celtics in good hands with Doc

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:29 am
by Tom Nolette
Celtics in good hands with Doc
The band's breaking up, but the beat will go on as long as Rivers is the front man
By Jackie MacMullan |

The obituaries for the Big Four continue to be written in earnest, triggering predictions of lean years ahead for the Boston Celtics.

While it's true the core of this basketball team will not survive the summer -- if you really think Ray Allen is returning, then you haven't been paying attention -- the Celtics still possess a valuable asset that seems to have been forgotten amid the static of a demoralizing Game 7 Eastern Conference finals loss.

Doc Rivers is coming back, and that matters. During a tumultuous lockout season pocked by significant health issues (Jeff Green, Chris Wilcox and Avery Bradley) and injuries that affected the play of Paul Pierce, Allen, Mickael Pietrus and Greg Stiemsma, Rivers somehow kept his thin roster on point and came within one game of advancing to the NBA Finals.

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