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Doc Rivers, Celtics Reportedly Nearing Agreement On Long-Term Extension

According to the Associated Press (through USA Today), the Boston Celtics and current head coach Doc Rivers are in the works of completing a multi-year contract extension that will keep Rivers in Boston for years to come. 

The two sides are nearing agreement on a deal for "more than two or three years," a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Thursday, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the details were still being worked out.

When asked about his future in Boston yesterday after the Celtics 97-87 Game 5 loss to the Miami Heat, Rivers said he was "leaning towards" returning to coach the Celtics next season.  Rivers considered retirement at the end of last season after the Celtics lost in the NBA Finals to the Los Angeles Lakers, in order to spend more time with his family.

Rivers' current contract expired at the end of this season.  During his tenure in Boston, Rivers owns a 336-238 record and has made the NBA playoffs four of his seven seasons, winning the NBA Finals in 2007. 

For the latest on the Doc Rivers extension talks and for everything Celtics, head on over to Celtics Blog