BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers says he is staying with the team he led to the NBA finals twice in the last three seasons.
Rivers' decision was first reported in the Boston Herald. The Celtics coach said in a text message to The Boston Globe, "I want another crack at it with this group."
Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck declined to comment on the coach's decision on Wednesday afternoon. But he said in an e-mail to The Associated Press: "We are trying to build another contending team next year and hope Doc will be coaching it."
Rivers had said he was thinking about taking some time off from coaching to spend more time with his family and watch his kids play sports. Rivers lives in Orlando in the offseason, and his family remains there.