These days, Doc Rivers is probably enjoying his vacation more than anything. He is probably playing a lot of golf at Interlachen and spending time with his family, something he truly enjoys.
He also truly enjoys coaching and being in the NBA. Rivers has turned into one of the very best coaches in the league since he was fired in Orlando in 2003 after a disappointing 1-10 start. Rivers became Boston's head coach and helped guide the Celtics to the 2008 title and the 2010 Finals with his unique motivating style.
There is a desire to win for Rivers and the Celtics' uncertain future -- regarding Paul Pierce's upcoming non-guaranteed contract year and Kevin Garnett's future in the league -- has him mulling over his future with the organization. In all likelihood, Doc Rivers will be the Celtics coach next year. There is nothing to suggest that will not be the case.
However, several reports which came out Tuesday and Wednesday suggest Rivers is at least thinking about what he might do should Boston go in a rebuilding mode. Again, as Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald points out, the odds are "overwhelmingly" in favor of Rivers staying in Boston and coaching another year.
Orlando though will always have an allure for Rivers. It is his offseason home and he still has roots to the city which gave him his start as a coach. He still talks glowingly about the organization and his time with the Magic -- which included the Heart & Hustle team for which Rivers won the NBA's Coach of the Year Award.no comments