BOSTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Doc Rivers, who coached Boston to the NBA championship last season, has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Celtics, the team said Wednesday.
Rivers had one year remaining on his contract and the new deal links him with the Celtics through the 2010-11 season. Yahoo! Sports said rivers would receive a salary increase from $5 million to $5.5 million with incentive clauses that could make his annual compensation $7 million.
"We are pleased to be able to extend Doc's contract," said Celtics Director of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge. "Doc molded a championship team last season through his leadership and we are confident that he is the man to lead this franchise on the court now and in the future."
The Celtics are 168-160 in four seasons under Rivers and were 66-16 in 2007-08 in making the biggest one-year turnaround the NBA history. Boston defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in six games in June in winning the franchise's 17th NBA title, but first championship since 1986.