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Friday, May 17, 2013
Doc won't be coming to Flatbush

By Mike Mazzeo

The Brooklyn Nets reportedly won’t be able to talk to Doc Rivers.

Boston Celtics GM Danny Ainge told the Boston Globe Thursday that Rivers will be their coach next season.

“Yeah [he’ll be back], Doc and I are talking about our team next year,” Ainge said. “[No suspense] from my perspective. We've got a great coach. We’ve got a coach everybody would love to have and he’s got three years left on his contract and I think Doc likes Boston, too. Coaches get tired, though. It’s a hard job.”

Rivers was thought to be a candidate for the Nets' head coaching vacancy if he had been granted permission to speak with them.