Oct 20, 2010
Doc Rivers Encourages Coaches To Get Throat Biopsies

Celtics coach Doc Rivers returned to the team yesterday, two days after a biopsy on his throat. Rivers said the results of the test were negative.

“I do it every year, for the last three years, ” Rivers said. “I think most coaches should, because we yell and use our throat a lot. It makes you more susceptible. I’m glad I did it now.”

Rivers said he went for a checkup three weeks ago.

“They found a spot and had to do a biopsy, ” he said. “They had to make sure there was nothing there, and it was nothing, so I’m good. I can’t talk a lot, and that’s good.

“I’m going to be around for a little while, looks like, I’m sure that disappoints everyone.”

Rivers said he was following the recommendation of former Celtics coach Jim O’Brien.

“He suggested it two or three years ago, ” Rivers said. “He said every coach should do it. I’ve been telling coaches for years they should do it. Again, I’m glad I did it.”

Rivers stayed near the bench area last night as the Celtics went through drills and scrimmaged before season ticket-holders at TD Garden.

Doc Rivers Encourages Coaches To Get Throat Biopsies

From The Boston Globe

Celtics coach Doc Rivers returned to the team yesterday, two days after a biopsy on his throat. Rivers said the results of the test were negative.

“I do it every year, for the last three years, ” Rivers said. “I think most coaches should, because we yell and use our throat a lot. It makes you more susceptible. I’m glad I did it now.”

Rivers said he went for a checkup three weeks ago.

“They found a spot and had to do a biopsy, ” he said. “They had to make sure there was nothing there, and it was nothing, so I’m good. I can’t talk a lot, and that’s good.

“I’m going to be around for a little while, looks like, I’m sure that disappoints everyone.”

Rivers said he was following the recommendation of former Celtics coach Jim O’Brien .

“He suggested it two or three years ago, ” Rivers said. “He said every coach should do it. I’ve been telling coaches for years they should do it. Again, I’m glad I did it.”

Rivers stayed near the bench area last night as the Celtics went through drills and scrimmaged before season ticket-holders at TD Garden.






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