Doc Rivers made it known that he was interested in returning as the head coach of the Boston Celtics immediately after his team was ousted in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals by the Miami Heat on Wednesday.
Not only is Rivers interested in returning for next season, but he may also be interested in staying with the Celtics for the foreseeable future, according to Celtics general manager Danny Ainge.
After Rivers said in his postgame interview that he was leaning toward returning to the C's bench next season, Ainge admitted on Thursday, "I feel the same way. I think Doc is coming back. We talk regularly, and I got that impression a few weeks ago. I think we'll get something done, and we could get something done very shortly on a long-term contract." (via WEEI)
Rivers has won 507 games in 12 seasons as an NBA head coach. In seven seasons with the Celtics, Rivers has a 336-238 record and has made two appearances in the NBA Finals, winning one title in 2007-08.