Doc Rivers joined Dennis & Callahan on WEEI this morning. According to ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg, it appears Doc is leaning towards retirement:
more time with his family, particularly coming one day after the
Father’s Day holiday.
“[Father’s Day] was nice,” said Rivers. “A couple of my kids were
out of town, playing sports, as usual, but it was nice to be home, to
have family around. So that’s always nice.
“We didn’t talk about [a decision] at all, really. We’ve only even
brought it up once since the season has been over. It’s still very
difficult to get through Game 7 [of the NBA Finals], let alone talk
about the future, to be honest.”
Pressed if he could look someone in the eyes and promise he hadn’t
made a decision, Rivers admitted he was leaning in one direction.
“I’m not going to say which way I’m leaning, and I am one way, but I
can look you in the eye and tell you I have not made a decision. We’ve
only had one small conversation and we’re going to do that in the next
week or so.”
Doc said a final decision will come in about a week and likely before Paul Pierce and Ray Allen make their decisions.
Doc also spoke about Game 7, specifically the defense on Ron Artest, the officiating in the 4th quarter and the lack of rest he gave Rajon Rondo.