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Ainge Believes Garnett, Rivers Will Return
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On May 9, 2013 @ 9:18 pm In Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said he has not spoken with the core members of his team about their future plans, but suggested Thursday that he anticipates that both head coach Doc Rivers and center Kevin Garnett will be back with the team next season.
Making his final weekly appearance of the 2012-13 season on Boston sports radio WEEI, Ainge said he is giving both Rivers and Garnett space to make decisions about their futures, but has no reason to believe that, with both under contract with the team next season, they won’t return.
“I think Doc will be coaching the Boston Celtics,” Ainge said.
When the conversation swung to Garnett, Ainge said he approaches that situation very similarly to the way he does Rivers.
“[Garnett has] put so much into the game, he invests as much as any player I’ve ever seen. And he just needs time to chill and contemplate his life and then we’ll talk at some future time,” Ainge said. ”But I do anticipate that KG will play. Just like I did last year, I feel the same this year. I don’t know for sure, but we’ll know more in the next couple weeks.”
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