HoopsHype Keyon Dooling rumors

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Keyon Dooling wants to return to the NBA, but it won’t be with the Celtics. After they waived him following his retirement, Dooling became ineligible to return as a player to the club for a year. He accepted a position of director of player development with Boston, but when Rajon Rondo went down with a knee injury, Dooling and Doc Rivers had a conversation about a possible return. When the Celtics found out Dooling was unable to return to them, he drew interest from other teams. He has been talking with the Grizzlies and told the Globe he should know by Sunday whether he will sign with them. Boston Globe

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Keyon Dooling tweeted Wednesday afternoon that he doesn’t plan on returning to the Celtics after telling the Globe Sunday that he would consider a comeback. Dooling, who retired over the summer after some personal issues, is the Celtics’ player development director. Coach Doc Rivers told the Globe Tuesday that he told Dooling to begin training to return to basketball shape, but he decided against it. “Hey everyone thank you for all the love and support that you guys give me daily,” he tweeted. “FYI I won’t be returning this season.” Boston Globe

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Four months after retiring from the NBA, Keyon Dooling is considering a return to the game. The 12-year veteran guard began increasing his workout routine on Tuesday should he receive a call from the Boston Celtics. "I'm definitely considering," Dooling told CSNNE.com Tuesday evening. "I've upped my exercise starting today and if Doc (Rivers) gives me the word I will be ready." CSNNE.com

Doc Rivers said before Tuesday's practice that he has spoken with Keyon Dooling and informed him to starting getting in shape for a possible return. Dooling told the Globe on Sunday that he would consider coming out of retirement. He retired this summer despite agreeing to a one-year contract extension with the Celtics. "He would be the closest for me if we had to go in another direction (at point guard)," Rivers said. "We'd have to find out if he could still do it. He knows our stuff. He's the easiest by far. He's going to (get in shape) anyway." Boston Globe

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REPORTER: "Who has been the most vocal leader when you talk about you guys getting your swagger back?" RONDO: "Besides myself? Keyon Dooling has actually helped. He's been in the locker room, helping guys out. His personality, I think it started with him, and I just try to play my songs in here. They're so hot. I will let you guys listen to them yet, but a couple of my tracks at play in the year just to get the guys going before the game." YouTube

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