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Doc Rivers will eventually take a sabbatical

Posted on: April 5, 2011 7:44 pm
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Posted by Royce Young

There has been a lot of information and speculation recently on Doc Rivers and his future in Boston.

So here's another note on that to keep in mind.

Via CNN New England, Rivers says he will definitely step away for a time.  "I'm still gonna do it eventually," Rivers said . "Not just for the family. I just think it's healthy. Teachers take sabbaticals to retool, to recharge. I think coaches need to do that as well. So I will."

A lot see this as his last season at the helm of the Celtics are he will likely take at least a year off to watch his son Austin play at Duke. But Rivers said it himself there: It won't just be for the family. Coaching in the NBA is definitely the type of job you can't do if you're not all in and if Rivers feels that way, he'd being doing himself, his family and his organization a favor by stepping away.

Rivers also recently acknowledged that it will be "very difficult" for him to walk away from the Celtics, but like he said above, he'll do it eventually. We'll just have to wait and see if it's this year. Between the uncertainty of even if there will be a next season, this might be a pretty good time to do it. Especially if the Celtics finish on top. But right now, that's all that's on Rivers' mind anyway.

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Category: NBA
Comments

Since: Jul 6, 2009
Posted on: April 6, 2011 4:17 pm
 

Doc Rivers will eventually take a sabbatical

   Doc is such a great guy, and a good coach. Can't help but like him.



Since: Dec 23, 2010
Posted on: April 6, 2011 11:34 am
 

Doc Rivers will eventually take a sabbatical

Or Tom Thibodeau would be at the helm in Boston now instead of in Chicago. I think Rivers will be back another year.



Since: Mar 16, 2009
Posted on: April 6, 2011 7:31 am
 

Doc Rivers will eventually take a sabbatical

I wish Danny Ainge would have taken a sabbatical this year before he made that F'd up trade and ruined the teams chemistry and final chance for a championship



Since: Nov 6, 2006
Posted on: April 5, 2011 7:53 pm
 

Doc Rivers will eventually take a sabbatical

Us Celts fans are lucky he came back this year to take another shot at it. Had he not, we probably wouldn't have Ray Allen, and Pierce would have restructured in order to help get players in. Things could be a lot different. So thank you to Doc for coming back this season.


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