Doc Rivers made it known after leaving the Celtics this past offseason that there were two main reasons behind his departure to take a coaching/front-office position with the Los Angeles Clippers.
The first was he felt that after nine years, his voice in the locker room no longer carried the same authority.
“At times, you really start as a coach feeling like your voice has been heard,” Rivers said Wednesday night upon his first return to Boston. “That was my feeling toward the end of it, toward the end of last year.”
The second was that he didn’t want to coach a team in rebuilding mode.
“The whole rebuild thing would’ve been very difficult for me to go through again,” he said. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.