Celtics

Doc Rivers says Boston is a ‘perfect situation’ for Kyrie Irving

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Nationally, opinions have been divided about whether Kyrie Irving is worth the hefty price tag the Celtics gave up to acquire him from the Cavs last week. One man that loves what Boston did in the deal is Doc Rivers.

The Clippers head coach was back in town Wednesday to host the annual ABCD Hoops Dream fundraiser at TD Garden and spoke in glowing terms about Boston's new point guard.

"This is a perfect situation (for Irving), other than LA," Rivers said with a laugh. "This is a perfect situation for him. Celtics gave up a lot to get him, but he's 25 years old and that's the other thing people forget about: He's so young. He's going to be a star here for a long time."