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Why Doc can't just walk away

In an era of NBA coaching musical chairs, the Celtics' loyalty to Rivers is special

Updated: June 13, 2013, 4:16 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

There is virtually no loyalty in coaching. This season alone, six NBA coaches who led their respective teams to the playoffs have been jettisoned, including Coach of the Year George Karl after a 57-win season in Denver and Lionel Hollins after guiding Memphis to a 56-win campaign and the franchise's first trip to the Western Conference finals.

Now imagine you're Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers. For reasons he has kept private, the 51-year-old Rivers is on the fence about returning for a ...

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