Doc Rivers has not yet committed to coaching the Celtics for the upcoming season, and the latest report concerning Rivers doesn’t solidify his plans any further.
DEVELOPING: Doc Rivers believes it “may be time for a change” in his status as Celtics coach, source told @chris_broussard.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 12, 2013
On Sunday, Rivers told the Globe’s Gary Washburn that he’d “rather not say” whether or not he’d be returning for his 10th season. He has three years and $21 million remaining on his contract. With the NBA Draft a little more than two weeks away, Rivers appears to still be pondering his future.
Whether or not Paul Pierce or Kevin Garnett finish next season in Boston, the Celtics are in the midst of building a different roster than the one that won the NBA title in 2008 and made it to Game 7 of the Finals in 2010. Rivers has a 416-295 record as Celtics coach after coming to Boston from the Orlando Magic. The Celtics have made the playoffs in 7 of 9 seasons under Rivers, including six straight.