BOSTON — As expected, Doc Rivers will be back as the Boston Celtics head coach next season.
A league source confirmed an earlier report by the Boston Globe that Rivers would in fact return to the sidelines for the Celtics next season.
Following the C's season-ending loss to New York in the first round of the playoffs, Rivers said he would take some time before deciding whether to return for this upcoming season.
However, he said at that time that he was planning to return this season.
On Thursday, Danny Ainge told the Boston Globe that Rivers would in fact return for this upcoming season.
"We've got a coach everybody would love to have," Ainge told the Globe.
Rivers will be heading into the third season of a five-year, $35 million contract he signed in 2011.