Boston Celtics fans have been waiting for answers when it comes to the future of the team and those answers appear to be coming shortly. After a whirlwind of a weekend that had Doc Rivers, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett all going to the Los Angeles Clippers, no one is going anywhere — or at least that’s what general manager Danny Ainge is hoping to hear when he meets with Rivers today to finally discuss his future with the team.
“I am meeting with Doc tomorrow,” Ainge said, via the Boston Herald. “He’s coming to town. He was coming to town before the events of today, so we were planning on meeting tomorrow anyway.”
Ainge’s word can’t be totally trusted though, as he did proclaim that Rivers would be back and he did so over a month ago. Since then Rivers has yet to confirm this news and was apparently a few agreements away from being the next head coach of the Los Angeles Clipper by way of a willing trade with the Celtics.
So while Ainge may say Rivers is coming back, his word means little against that of Rivers. But while he made an apparent rash statement when he said the Celtics head coach was indeed coming back, Ainge has pumped the brakes on that rhetoric and is admitting that absolutely nothing may end up being decided when he meets with Rivers on Wednesday.
“I don’t know if anything will be decided tomorrow or if anything will be resolved,” said Ainge, via Steve Bulpett of the Herald. “I just know that I’m meeting with him.”
Celtics fans just want closure at this point as this has been an ordeal that has dragged on since long before any rumored trade with the Clippers. Since Boston was bounced from the NBA Playoffs by the New York Knicks back on May 3, Rivers’ future with the club has been up in the air but we may finally get some news one way or the other about where he stands on coaching in 2013-14.