What’s Brewing: Better yet, what’s not brewing? That would be Doc Rivers’ announcement that he’s returning to coach the Boston Celtics for the 2013-14 NBA season. Rivers has gone radio silent, skirting the issue of whether he’ll be on the sideline next season, while Danny Ainge continues to insist that he expects Rivers on the bench. So, what gives? Is Rivers coming back or walking away?
Insider’s Take: Celtics Insider agrees with its inside source. If Rivers were coming back he would have said he’d be back by now. There are reports that Ainge is looking at contingency plans, such asVinnie Del Negro, formerly of the Clips. Sounds an awfully lot like the Ray Allen situation last season, and we know how his replacement – Jason Terry – worked out. Sadly, our bet is that Rivers has coached his last game for the Boston Celtics.