Quantcast
Red's Army

Washburn: I think Doc will stay

Chuck - Red's Army June 28, 2010 Uncategorized 2 Comments

Globe reporter Gary Washburn speculated about Doc's future on WEEI (via CelticsTown.com):

“I think he stays,” Washburn said. “You don’t get that year back. You
could coach a team, you could always have another opportunity to coach,
but you don’t get another opportunity to coach the guys in that locker
room.

“I think he realizes he’s not going to get a chance to coach three
Hall of Famers again, even in his next job. I think he wants to take
advantage of it. I think he probably enjoyed some of the things that
went on in the playoffs and, you know, I think he wants to give it one
last run. I think he really understands his place in Celtics history, in
Celtics lore, and he wants to be a part of that.”

Washburn continued to discuss whether right now would be the best time
for Doc to take a sabbatical. “I think he could take one next year. I
think he’d much rather watch his son’s first and probably only year of
college than to watch his senior year of high school, which is going to
be somewhat anti-climactic once he picks a college. So I would think
next year would probably be a better year for him to step away.”

The longer Doc waits to make a decision, the more likely he is to return as head coach.

As for other free agency news, Yahoo! Sports reports the Mavericks will seek a sign-and-trade for Joe Johnson.

New York is far from JJ's first option. a source tells Adrian Wojnarowski.

Like this Article? Share it!

  • Bas Rutten Jr.

    I’d be tickled green if Doc stays. \o/

  • BRADinLA

    Same here. Team wouldn’t be the same without him.