"It was really no different than any other year,'' Rivers said in anRivers admits there were "times'' he came close to stepping away. Still,
interview with FanHouse at the Air Tran Orlando Pro Summer League. "It
was a much bigger deal made about it than it was. It's what we do every
year. We (his family) go home and relax and we sit around.''
he didn't think his decision process deserved as much focus as it got.
"Because it got out that's what we do, I thought it was embarrassing to
me because it was just so much attention about it,'' Rivers said of what
he called an annual evaluation. "Once you made (the decision), it was
great. The family was good and everybody was happy. And now you just
worry about your team and you got to get everybody back, and you got to
add a couple of guys.''
"I wish he'd told me that,'' Ainge interjected. "I lost sleep.''
Nice try, Doc. We all know you were thisclose to walking away. It's okay to admit it.