After living with uncertainty about their coach since the night the team was eliminated from the playoffs, the Celtics will hope to gain a better understanding today when Doc Rivers meets with Danny Ainge.
According to a league source, Rivers hopes after that discussion to make his first public comments regarding his future since saying on May 3 that he was uncertain if he would be on the Celtics bench for the 2013-14 season.
“I am meeting with Doc (today),” Ainge confirmed to the Herald last night. “He’s coming to town. He was coming to town before the events of (yesterday), so we were planning on meeting (today) anyway.”

The discussion will come a day after talks broke down on complementary deals that would have allowed Rivers out of the remaining three years on his Celtics contract so he could coach the Clippers and sent Kevin Garnett to Los Angeles as well. In return, the C’s were looking to get a combination of players and draft picks, but the Clippers backed away yesterday morning.
Now the Celtics and Rivers must decide whether it is realistic for him to stay with the club after expressing interest in another job.
“I don’t know if anything will be decided (today) or if anything will be resolved,” said Ainge, the Celtics president of basketball operations. “I just know that I’m meeting with him.”
Ainge did speak with Rivers by phone yesterday after the Clippers pulled away from the trade talks and both sides proclaimed the negotiations done.
“It went good,” Ainge said of that conversation.
He was less certain when asked where Rivers now stands on his career.
“I don’t know,” Ainge said. “I don’t know. I’ll wait for him to decide that.”