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The indecisiveness of coach Doc Rivers has forced the Celtics to pursue other options for their short-term and long-term future.
President of basketball operations Danny Ainge realized he would not run the same club in 2013-14 as the club that lost to the Knicks in the first round. Paul Pierce is no longer a No. 1 option. The Celtics need a legitimate shooting guard and center.
Ainge knew this going into the offseason but thought he would have Rivers by his side to help build next season’s team. Rivers loves Boston. He feels part of the community. He enjoys living here. But he is not sure he wants to go back to the bad old days of rebuilding.