Wednesday Sept 10, 2008
BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Celtics have extended the contract of
coach Doc Rivers, who led the team to its first championship in 22
years. Rivers guided the Celtics to a 66-16 regular season record and
the franchise's 17th title last season. It was the biggest
single-season turnaround in league history, following Boston's 24
wins the year before.
Celtics general manager Danny Ainge says Rivers is the man to
lead the team "now and in the future." Rivers has a 168-160
record in four seasons as Celtics coach. The team did not disclose terms of the deal.
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