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From Mark Murphy

“It’s like I told the young guys -- next year we’re not going to be talking about young guys anymore,” Doc Rivers said shortly after signing a one-year contract extension Thursday. “That’s over with. The bottom line is that now it’s my job to improve this team.”
    So there is no room for delusional thinking, either. By Rivers’ admission, it’s provin’ time. The gaggle of injuries that stripped the Celtics [team stats] to the bone last season will presumably even out next fall.
    Everyone is talking big, about the playoffs, Rivers included.
    His one-year extension gives management the option of making an almost clean break -- with $5 million due Rivers in 2008-09 -- if these lofty designs fail.