CSNNE's Carolyn Manno caught up with Doc Rivers at the Positive Coaching Alliance panel at Fenway Park this morning. The PCA is a "national non-profit with the mission to provide all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience." In the spirit of the name of the organization, Manno picked up a few "positive" vibes from the Celtics' coach:
Rivers: "I don't know if Kevin is coming back but let's just say yes. Positive thinking."— Carolyn Manno (@carolynmanno) June 26, 2012
When asked about KG's future with Celtics he seemed more optimistic than pessimistic to me. Seemed like he was leaning towards yes.— Carolyn Manno (@carolynmanno) June 26, 2012
Rivers says his gut feeling is that Kevin Garnett will be back with the Celtics next season. "I have no basis for that, just how I feel."— Carolyn Manno (@carolynmanno) June 26, 2012
On Ray Allen/Heat rumors: "Ray is doing what he should do. He's listening to offers. Other teams are interested, but we're interested too."— Carolyn Manno (@carolynmanno) June 26, 2012
Doc also had some insight about what makes KG a great teammate, including the fact that Garnett has two suits tailor-made for the rookies.
He also said KG is the best team player he's ever been around. "It's hard to not have a favorite player when you have Kevin."— Carolyn Manno (@carolynmanno) June 26, 2012
We're two days away from the draft and five days away from free agency. KG's phone call to Danny Ainge or vice versa should be coming any day now. Positive thinking. Positive thinking. Everybody keep their fingers crossed.