On his final weekly appearance on Salk & Holley of the 2012-13 NBA season, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge called the recent Stephen A. Smith rumors “silly,” indicated Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett will return next season, Rajon Rondo should be back for training camp and Paul Pierce‘s future is the first tough decision he has to make his summer.

On Pierce: “I think Paul has a lot of basketball left in him.”
On Doc: “I think Doc will be coaching the Boston Celtics” next year.
On Garnett: “I do anticipate KG will play.”