It appears the Boston Celtics will make one more run in 2011-12 with the current Ubuntu group, and it will be led by head coach Doc Rivers. GM Danny Ainge told CSNNE.com on Friday that Rivers agreed to a deal that will keep him on the Celtics' sidelines for five years.
Originally terms were not disclosed, but Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski says the new deal is worth $35 million over the five years; that's $7 million per season, or a little less than what Jeff Green and Glen Davis made this past season, combined.
In fact, as Chuck from Red's Army points out, Doc made $7.8 million (total) during his 10-year NBA career. As a coach, after this new contract, he will have earned more than $50 million.
Doc has led the Celtics to at least 50 wins in each of the last four seasons, including a 66-16 mark in the 2007-08 season, when Boston won the NBA championship.