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Jeff Green: ‘I’m happy for’ Doc Rivers
Posted By Ben Rohrbach On June 24, 2013 @ 5:20 pm In General | 26 Comments
While admitting he returned to Boston in hopes of playing four years under coach Doc Rivers , Celtics  forward Jeff Green  told ESPN.com , “I can’t speak for the other guys, but I’m not angry at all. I’m happy for him.”
Green first met Doc while teammates with the coach’s eldest son Jeremiah Rivers at Georgetown University. Green reportedly feels “absolutely no animosity,” but the 26-year-old understands if his teammates harbor ill will after the Celtics released Rivers from the three years and $21 million left on his contract in exchange for a first-round NBA draft pick from the Clippers.
Rivers is reportedly still in the process of reaching terms  on a similar deal with Los Angeles. Green knows the NBA business well, having been a pawn in the C’s Kendrick Perkins  trade to the Thunder two years ago.
‘The main reason I came back to Boston was because of Doc, but I understand things change,” Green added. “Not everything goes as planned. We had injuries, and some other things, that altered our team. You can’t predict the future. I really enjoyed playing for Doc. We have a great relationship. I’m sure some people will feel betrayed, but we all have to do what is best for us and our families. Whenever there’s a trade or a coach leaves, there’s always emotion. But then after a while we all move on and say, ‘What’s next?'”
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 Doc Rivers: http://media.weei.com/basketball/doc-rivers.htm
 Celtics: http://media.weei.com/basketball/boston-celtics.htm
 Jeff Green: http://media.weei.com/basketball/jeff-green.htm
 told ESPN.com: http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/celtics/post/_/id/4705623/jeff-green-im-not-angry-at-doc
 still in the process of reaching terms: https://twitter.com/SherrodbCSN/status/349265738625847297
 Kendrick Perkins: http://media.weei.com/basketball/kendrick-perkins.htm
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