Doc Rivers Putting Pressure on Ainge, Celtics
In what appears to be a standoff to prevent a drastic roster overhaul, Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers seemingly has pushed all of his chips to the center of the table and challenged president of basketball operations Danny Ainge to call his bluff.
May be time for a change.
That’s what a source told ESPN that Rivers believes as he remains publicly noncommittal about spending a 10th season on the Boston bench.
Are the Celtics and Rivers breaking up? If Ainge holds firm to a desire to reshape a team that he strongly suggested is not championship caliber (and seemingly has little flexibility to become so this offseason), then a divorce that would have far-ranging collateral damage could loom.