Rivers, who previously rented at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, has purchased a penthouse at the Four Seasons Hotel. The well-compensated coach just closed on his new pad, paying $2.2 million for the 2-bed, 2.5-bath spread. Located on the 16th floor of the Boylston Street hotel, the penthouse has 1,801 square feet of living space, including enormous picture windows that look out over the Public Garden and Beacon Hill. It also offers 24-hour valet and concierge service. “He did his homework,” said realtor Beth Dickerson, who handled the sale. “He wanted to clearly understand the market, and at the end of the day, he liked the service and privacy of this property.”
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Doc Rivers has come a long way since his early days in Boston as a head coach. When he first arrived in Boston, he had a reputation of being a solid head coach that just needed a chance to flourish. His first few years in Boston were bumpy as he was just trying to teach the young players in Boston that Danny Ainge kept supplying. The team had some success, but really not the kind of success that earns a coach the reputation of being a top flight coach. However, after the Big Three were formed and Doc got to add an NBA title and another Finals appearance on his resume, it is amazing how a guy gets viewed differently. I will admit I never always agreed with Doc’s moves over the years, but I always felt he was a great coach.
The success has earned Mr. Rivers a sweet 7 year 35 million dollar deal. This means the man can afford the more finer things in life. As far as living quarters in Boston, there is no finer a place to reside than the Four Seasons Hotel penthouses. When you have a sweet view of the Public Gardens and Beacon Hill, you know you have made the big time.
Doc Rivers worked hard and survived the early lean years. He never gave up on this team even when guys like Paul Pierce bristled at his teachings. He dealt with and improved all the chips like Delonte West and Al Jefferson that turned into KG and Ray Allen. Most importantly, Rivers also wanted to be a Celtic. Doc could have easily left and got this type of deal elsewhere. Does anybody really believe that Jerry Buss and Pat Riley were not salivating at the opportunity to try to lure him into their evil clutches? These factors make me happy for Doc and hope he enjoys all his spoils of success. He earned them. Remember Go Green Or Go Home!!!!!!!!!