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Doc Rivers has tough road ahead

Celtics coach will miss leadership, loyal supporter when Kevin Garnett leaves

Updated: May 4, 2013, 6:39 PM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Now comes the tricky part.

There has been no greater Boston sports love affair in recent years than the relationship between Celtics coach Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett, the player who revived the championship culture for a franchise that was once steeped in titles but had lost its way before he bounded onto the scene.

As KG left the parquet Friday night following his team's Game 6 loss to the New York Knicks, perhaps for the final time, he embraced Rivers ...

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