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Doc Rivers, Celtics agree on new deal

Updated: May 14, 2011, 1:44 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge was making his way to a makeshift podium for his end-of-season news conference when his cell phone rang. Ainge politely excused himself, joking that it was his next head coach.

Only he wasn't joking. It was Doc Rivers, who had just landed back in Orlando, delivering the good news that after ironing out the final details, he and the Celtics had agreed to a five-year contract extension.

"I think Doc ...

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