clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Doc Rivers Is In It For The Long Haul

I agreed to participate in a 3-on-3 discussion with the Wizards blog Truth About It. On the the questions was about our coach.

Truth About It " 3-on-3: Wizards vs Celtics: How Did We Get Here?

True or False? Doc Rivers should have left the Celtics after last season.

CLARK: I’ll say false because I get what he’s trying to do. In theory he could have walked away a winner, taken a year off, done some TV, watched his kids play, and come back for the job of his choice. But instead he decided to settle in for the long haul (and get paid handsomely by the way). He wants to be an institution as a coach in a league that chews them up and spits them out every 2 years. That’s a rare thing and to do it for a storied franchise like the Celtics is a special thing. Besides, he’s got a GM that he works very well with. So there are just a lot of reasons to stay, despite the win-loss record in any particular season.

I'm very happy to have Doc Rivers back. I know some are critical of his job developing talent, but I think he did as well as you could have expected with a lot of those guys during the last rebuilding era.

Read the other responses to this question and a couple other questions here.