BOSTON - The Boston Celtics announced today that they have extended the contract of Head Coach Glenn "Doc" Rivers. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"We are pleased to be able to extend Doc's contract. Doc molded a championship team last season through his leadership and we are confident that he is the man to lead this franchise on the court now and in the future." said Danny Ainge, Celtics Executive Director of Basketball Operations/General Manager.
Rivers led the Celtics to their NBA-record 17th NBA Championship while leading the Celtics to an NBA-record 42 game turnaround. The Marquette grad became the first Celtics coach in NBA history to have been honored as the NBA's Coach of the Month three times in the same season during the 2007-08 campaign. Rivers led the Celtics to their third highest record in franchise history during the 2007-08 season when the team was an NBA-best 66-16.
In the four seasons that Rivers has coached the Celtics he has amassed a career record of 168-160 (.512). In the 2007-08 campaign Rivers became the sixth Celtics coach in franchise history to have been named a coach for the NBA All-Star game joining Arnold "Red" Auerbach, Tom Heinsohn, K.C. Jones, Bill Fitch and Chris Ford. Rivers also joins Auerbach, Heinsohn, Jones, Fitch and Bill Russell as Celtics coaches to have led their team to an NBA Championship.