May 3, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics forward/center Kevin Garnett (5) gets a hug from head coach Doc Rivers after leaving the game during the fourth quarter in game six of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the New York Knicks at TD Garden. The New York Knicks won 88-80. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Doc Rivers Skeptical about Returning as Celtics Coach

After asking for a change of scenery, Doc Rivers is skeptical about returning as the head coach of the Boston Celtics next season. Its reported that Ainge said that he wants Rivers to return, but after his trade request he may not be able to.

Adrian Wojnarowski reports:

After talks in a blockbuster deal fall apart over draft pick compensation, Doc Rivers is unsure about returning to the Boston Celtics as coach, league sources told Yahoo! Sports on Tuesday.

 Celtics general manager Danny Ainge informed Rivers of the failed trade talks on Tuesday morning, and reiterated the Celtics’ desire to have him return and fulfill the final three years and $21 million left on his contract, sources said.

The Celtics and Rivers planned to reach a final resolution in the next few days, sources said.

I’m sure that the two sides will come up with something in the next few days. If Rivers doesn’t return, there are a bevy of coaching candidates that the Celtics could choose from. But they can’t allow Rivers to hold them hostage or they may miss out on a good one.

If Rivers doesn’t want to coach in Boston he shouldn’t. We’ll see what happens soon.

Tags: Boston Celtics Danny Ainge Doc Rivers

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