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For Doc Rivers, Celtics were the only team

Staying with Big Three was important to coach

There were never three options, said Glenn ‘‘Doc’’ Rivers. There were only two.

‘‘I wasn’t always sure what I was going to do,’’ explained Rivers, now entering his eighth season as coach of the Celtics, ‘‘but I knew what I was not going to do. I wasn’t taking a job somewhere else. Maybe that’s the romantic in me, but I just thought it would be the wrong thing to do.

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