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AP: Doc, Celtics working on a new multiyear deal

The Celtics [1] and Doc Rivers [2] are working on a multiyear deal that would keep Rivers in Boston for the foreseeable future, according to the Associated Press.

The AP quotes a source saying the deal would be for ‘€œmore than two or three years.’€ Celtics GM Danny Ainge did not return calls to the AP, but did acknowledge in an on-air appearance with WEEI’€™s ‘€œBig Show’€ on Thursday that the sides were working on a long-term deal. After Miami eliminated Boston on Wednesday night, Rivers sounded like a man who was intent on returning to the Celtics’€™ bench.

‘€œI haven’€™t made that decision, but I can tell you I probably will,’€ he said. ‘€œI’€™m a Celtic and I love our guys. I want to win again here, and I’€™m competitive as hell. I have a competitive group, so we’€™ll see. I can tell you that is where I am at today. Tomorrow I may change my mind, but that’€™s where I am at today.’€

To listen to Ainge’€™s full interview, click here [3].