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Celtics use Detroit Lions success model, extend Rivers


Danny Ainge on recently extending the contract of Celtics coach and huge fan favorite, Doc Rivers:

"Doc is a leader and I have all the confidence in the world in Doc as coach
of the Celtics. Doc did a good job and that’s why we’d
like to keep him as coach of this team and give him a real opportunity
and chance to coach."

What Ainge really meant by this was:

"Doc said to me he’s going to do a good job, so I guess I believe him, ya know?  I mean, he looked pretty serious this time.  Actually, he kind of smirked when he said it, but I think that’s because he let one go and knew I could smell it.  The truth is, you’ll never really know ’til the games are played and it’s just too early to tell, he’s only had a few games (246 as coach of the Celtics) to get his feet hot, or wet, whatever.  Plus, it’s nice to have familiar company, someone to say ‘we’ll get ’em next year’ with, kind of like what Matt Millen does all by himself in Detroit, he’s pretty good at that.  And to be perfectly honest guys, I was watching the Warriors-Jazz game when we finalized the deal, so we could have extended Mickey Rivers for all I know.  But hey, those Warriors can play!"


  1. Dame

    May 12, 2007 at 8:14 pm

    Biggest mistake they every made. Well maybe not ever, there been some worse ones, but they should have fired him.

  2. David Stern

    May 12, 2007 at 11:41 pm

    I must tell you, Sports Hernia, it is pretty embarrassing, but I just wish you’d be a little nicer about it. None of my league’s teams are as poorly run as those Detroit Lions.

  3. Snippy

    May 13, 2007 at 2:11 pm

    That girl is such a Boston chick it’s scary. She looks like she could take a punch just a little too well.

    She could kick Ainge’s ass, that’s for sure.

  4. emaleo

    May 14, 2007 at 9:44 am

    They should have fired him, for sure! Notice negative score on nbasketnews

  5. Ricky - Sixers4guidos

    May 16, 2007 at 5:26 am

    this is great news for all us guidos… I mean Sixers fans…

    now if they only can trade for La Frentz…

    or, for the 7th time, for Antoine Walker…

    or La Frentz AND Walker…

    I mean, they have the GM for it…

    Long life to Ainge & Rivers in Beantown

  6. Britney Asbourne

    September 12, 2007 at 3:01 pm

    Lions are the best team in the NFL, As far as I m concerned, we have great fans, really the whole city of Detroit will say that. In Detroit if you want to watch the Lions in style good luck with that, all the Lions premium seats get sold out the day they show up in ticketmaster. Lions tickets are sometimes 2 or even 5 times the face value. Anyhow If you get lost I have a new sight for u guys
    Lions tickets
    Anyhow I though this is something would interest you, a tip from a Lions fan GO Lions!!!
    God bless Football

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