Thursday , Apr , 29 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Celtics name Rivers head coach

Boston, MA (Sports Network) – The Boston Celtics officially introduced
Glenn “Doc” Rivers as their head coach on Thursday.

Rivers was fired by the Orlando Magic this past season after starting 1-10.
The 1999-2000 NBA Coach of the Year replaces interim coach John Carroll, who
was fired after the Celtics were swept out of the first round of the playoffs
by the Indiana Pacers.

Rivers had been the Orlando coach since June 7, 1999 and produced a 171-168
record during his tenure, which included three playoff appearances by the

The 13-year NBA veteran as a player, the 42-year-old Rivers becomes the 16th
head coach in franchise history.

Carroll took over for the final 36 games of the season after head coach Jim
O’Brien resigned due to differences with Danny Ainge, the team’s director of
basketball operations.

The 48-year-old Carroll finished with a 14-22 record, guiding Boston into the
first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.