Danny Ainge on recently extending the contract of Celtics coach and huge fan favorite, Doc Rivers:
"Doc is a leader and I have all the confidence in the world in Doc as coach of the Celtics. Doc did a good job and that's why we'd like to keep him as coach of this team and give him a real opportunity and chance to coach."
What Ainge really meant by this was:
"Doc said to me he's going to do a good job, so I guess I believe him, ya know? I mean, he looked pretty serious this time. Actually, he kind of smirked when he said it, but I think that's because he let one go and knew I could smell it. The truth is, you'll never really know 'til the games are played and it's just too early to tell, he's only had a few games (246 as coach of the Celtics) to get his feet hot, or wet, whatever. Plus, it's nice to have familiar company, someone to say 'we'll get 'em next year' with, kind of like what Matt Millen does all by himself in Detroit, he's pretty good at that. And to be perfectly honest guys, I was watching the Warriors-Jazz game when we finalized the deal, so we could have extended Mickey Rivers for all I know. But hey, those Warriors can play!"