Originally Posted by Ex2k
Who cares how much he gets paid... not like it counts against the cap...
I think it's a good move
It doesn't count against the cap. If that's what it takes to keep an elite coach, and the owners are willing to pay, then it's a good move by Ainge.
Rivers has had success in multiple types of situations: he had success with Orlando during a rebuilding phase after Shaq left and before T-Mac arrived, and he led a vet team of Celts to a title. He's coached well through pretty much every scenario a coach can face.