Doc Rivers had sweet success

Sour finish shouldn't obscure his remarkable run as Celtics coach

Updated: June 24, 2013, 9:02 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- There are those who will be left slightly bitter by the way Doc Rivers' tenure as coach of the Boston Celtics is coming to a close, the team finally reaching a deal Sunday with the Los Angeles Clippers that will see Boston release Rivers from the final three years of his contract in exchange for a future first-round draft pick.

By maintaining a public silence during these on-again/off-again, zombie-like negotiations, Rivers opened himself up to some criticism, from which he ...

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