Doc Rivers has surgery on throat

Updated: May 17, 2011, 6:52 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers returned to Boston from his Orlando, Fla., home to undergo surgery on Tuesday for a non-cancerous growth on his throat, the team confirmed.

The Celtics said the surgery to remove a benign polyp from Rivers' throat was successful and that the coach has been informed by doctors that he is cancer-free.

"I'm doing great," Rivers said in a statement. "Thank you to everyone for checking in on me. I can't talk for two weeks, which I'm sure makes my ...

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