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Antoine Walker Wants to Replace Doc Rivers As Boston Celtics Head Coach; He’s Joking, Right?

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Breaking news — Antoine Walker would like to become the new head coach of the Boston Celtics.

Whelp, there you have it. No need for the Celtics and Danny Ainge for look elsewhere, Walker is the answer to all their problems. He is the man who can carry them through their impending rebuilding process.

That’s sarcasm and let’s just hope Walker was also being sarcastic when he tweeted this last night:

You know what, I too, would like to be the next head coach of the Boston Celtics. Not going to happen.

The Celtics drafted Walker back in 1996 and he remained with the team until 2003. Walker bounced around throughout the remainder of his career and he has dealt with some off-the-court issues ever since leaving the NBA. Walker also filed for bankruptcy back in 2010.

Ainge already knows this, but we can say it anyway — Walker is not a candidate for the Celtics’ vacancy. Just because Jason Kidd made a quick leap to the head coaching ranks doesn’t mean it will become a common theme.

If Walker wants to get into coaching, he should. This vacancy isn’t an option though.

As for some real candidates for Boston, the Celtics should be making a serious play at Brian Shaw. Other names that have already been thrown into the mix to replace Doc Rivers include Lionel Hollins and Vinny Del Negro, but it’s all speculation at this point.

 

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