Celtics in good hands with Doc

The band's breaking up, but the beat will go on as long as Rivers is the front man

Updated: June 12, 2012, 3:00 PM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

The obituaries for the Big Four continue to be written in earnest, triggering predictions of lean years ahead for the Boston Celtics.

While it's true the core of this basketball team will not survive the summer -- if you really think Ray Allen is returning, then you haven't been paying attention -- the Celtics still possess a valuable asset that seems to have been forgotten amid the static of a demoralizing Game 7 Eastern Conference finals loss.

Doc Rivers is coming back, ...

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