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Paul Pierce on Doc Rivers’ return: ‘That was huge’

Posted By Paul Flannery On September 28, 2010 @ 11:48 am In General | No Comments

In our countdown of the Celtics [1] 10 most important offseason developments [2], we gave the top spot to Doc Rivers [3]‘ decision to return to the bench. Paul Pierce [4] backed that up at media day Monday

“I think the most important thing was Doc coming back,” Pierce said. “That was huge. It would have been a tougher decision on me truthfully. It would have been a domino effect. If you had seen Doc leave, I honestly believe that we probably wouldn’€™t have re-signed Ray [Allen [5]]. We probably wouldn’€™t have went after Shaq, re-signed Nate [Robinson [6]]. We probably would have seen rebuilding here”

Pierce also acknowledged that he wouldn’t have wanted to be involved with another rebuilding effort at this point in his career.

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