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Doc Rivers had throat procedure done

Updated: October 20, 2010, 1:16 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers underwent a biopsy Sunday morning at a Boston-area hospital to determine if lesions found on his throat were cancerous. The test results came back negative and Rivers can now joke about the scare.

"I'm going to be around for a little while, it looks like," Rivers said after Boston's open practice Tuesday night at TD Garden. "I'm sure that disappoints everyone."

Rivers revealed how, at the urging of former Celtics coach Jim O'Brien, he's ...

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