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Doc Rivers mixing right formula

Celtics coach has been miracle worker given adversity facing his team

Updated: April 2, 2012, 4:37 PM ET
By Peter May | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- As Doc Rivers headed for his postgame news conference following the Boston Celtics' emphatic 91-72 spanking of the Miami Heat, he stopped to exchange greetings with Steve Pagliuca, one of the Celtics' owners.

Pagliuca had one word for Rivers: "Genius."

That may be a reach, but you can make a case that Rivers is doing one of the best coaching jobs of his career, surpassing his first season in Orlando, when he was named Coach of the Year, and the 2007-08 campaign, when ...

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