Rivers: ‘It’s a non-story’

Celtics coach Doc Rivers told the Globe this afternoon that a Boston Herald report that he is seriously considering stepping down as coach at season’s end is a “non-story.”

Rivers has one year left on his contract and often commutes to and from Orlando, Fla., where his family lives. His son Austin, one of the top basketball recruits of the class of 2011, is considering several major schools and gave an early commitment to Florida. His son Jeremiah will be a senior basketball player at Indiana next year while daughter Callie is a volleyball player at Florida.

There has been growing speculation that the Celtics players are beginning to tune Rivers out and he admitted it has been a trying year. But he also told the Globe that there has not been any significant shift in thinking recently.

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“Like I said, it’s a non-story. Nothing new,” he said. “Same as after the last three seasons. I have not read the [Herald] story. I will talk to everyone tonight.”

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