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Danny Ainge officially announces Doc Rivers’s departure

WALTHAM — Celtics general manager Danny Ainge officially announced the departure of his coach of nine years Tuesday, reflecting on the tenure of Doc Rivers and answering questions about the future of the franchise.

“I’d like to thank Doc for nine years of friendship and great coaching,” Ainge said in his opening statement. “He was a great teammate. And the Clippers are getting a really good coach.”

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