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Celtics coach Doc Rivers fine after throat surgery

Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers is recovering from surgery to remove a benign polyp from his throat.

The team said doctors told Rivers he is cancer free.

Rivers joked that his family will be happy that he can't talk for two weeks. But he also urged all coaches to get their throats checked after the stress put on their vocal cords during the season.

The Celtics were eliminated from the playoffs in the second round by the Miami Heat. Rivers signed a five-year extension with the team last week.