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Old 05-17-2011, 03:42 PM   #1
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Default Doc Rivers to have throat surgery

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Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers has returned to Boston from his Orlando, Fla., home to undergo surgery on Tuesday for a non-cancerous growth on his throat, a league source said.


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Doc Rivers says that coaches are at risk of throat problems due to all the yelling they do during games.
Rivers will not be able to speak for two weeks after the procedure, according to the Boston Herald, which first reported the story.

"My wife will be the happiest person in the room about that," Rivers said, according to the newspaper.


Rivers, who inked a five-year contract extension with the Celtics last week, underwent a biopsy in mid-October to determine if lesions found on his throat were cancerous. After those test results initially came back negative, Rivers joked about the scare.

"I'm going to be around for a little while, it looks like," Rivers said in October. "I'm sure that disappoints everyone."


Rivers revealed then how, at the urging of former Celtics coach Jim O'Brien, he's undergone annual examinations of his throat and vocal chords for the past three years because of the stress placed on those areas by his profession. Doctors found a concerning spot during an examination, forcing Rivers to undergo the biopsy, which showed the lesions to be non-cancerous.

"Jim O'Brien suggested it two or three years ago and said every coach should do it," said Rivers, who has been spreading the word himself. "I'm glad I did it. I think most coaches should because we yell and use our throat a lot. It makes you more susceptible
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:57 PM   #2
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I hope the recovery goes well
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:00 PM   #3
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its gotta be from all those times he put his foot in his mouth...

get well soon Doc
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:02 PM   #4
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Sad to hear hope the best but he screams to much he always sounds like he's losing his voice
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:03 PM   #5
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I've heard how his throat sounds on national games when they show the clips from inside the huddle and it ain't pretty.

Also from press-conferences after games. He's clearly in pain. So, good luck to him.
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:20 PM   #6
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Refs should give make calls favoring Doc so that he doesn't have to yell so much.
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:31 PM   #7
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it think van gundy should be next in-line his voice is hoarser than even rivers hope doc's alright though
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:42 PM   #8
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it think van gundy should be next in-line his voice is hoarser than even rivers hope doc's alright though

If anyone, it's got to be Thibs.
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:43 PM   #9
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If anyone, it's got to be Thibs.

I was about to bring up Van Gundy and Thibs.
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:55 PM   #10
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Ironically, the throat surgeon was named Dr. Rivers
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Old 05-17-2011, 05:03 PM   #11
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I thought his voice was just like that. Pierce should get surgery too.
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Old 05-17-2011, 05:03 PM   #12
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Van Guny, Thibs, and Rivers have the worst, most scratchiest voice in the NBA
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Old 05-17-2011, 05:06 PM   #13
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These guys are blowing out their throats for no reason

phil jackson knows how to do it
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Old 05-17-2011, 05:36 PM   #14
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I thought his voice was just like that. Pierce should get surgery too.
I think his hoarseness is from the stabbing incident. Don't think anything can be done about that.
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Old 05-17-2011, 05:37 PM   #15
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These guys are blowing out their throats for no reason

phil jackson knows how to do it

Where does Phil blow out of?
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