Doc Rivers made no secret of his intentions to return to this team in the interim, but I don’t think anyone was expecting any news as good as this. Nonetheless, sideline reporter Greg Dickerson of CSNNE.com has confirmed with Danny Ainge that the C’s have come to terms with Rivers on a five-year deal.
Terms were not disclosed, but it has been speculated that the coach’s new deal would earn him approximately $6 million per year.
Danny Ainge will be meeting with the media momentarily at the team’s practice facility in Waltham, where we could get a formal announcement. Stay tuned to CelticsHub for full coverage of the latest developments. For now we can take comfort in the reality that Rivers will command this team in a final push next year, and as they reload going forward, which will be crucial in the quest to recruit free agent talent to Boston long-term.
UPDATE: Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports is reporting according to his sources that Rivers will earn $7 million dollars a year over the course of his new 5-year deal.