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Is Doc Rivers ‘disloyal’? It might not be as simple as you think. Ask The Big Ticket.One of the many, many things that bothers me about this Doc Rivers saga is the way Celtics fans have consistently brought up Doc’s words at the beginning of his contract.From a WEEI interview right after he signed his long-term contract:“Coaches talk about loyalty and team all the time, and I just thought it was time to show it,” Rivers said. “And that’s what I did.”Lots of commentators and even more Twitter users have thrown this phrase around as conclusive proof that Rivers should be attacked for his disloyalty and for his desire to coach elsewhere. Setting aside that these fans are holding Rivers to one phrase uttered two years ago, Steve Bulpett’s latest column for the Boston Herald would seem to counter this mentality a bit.Here’s Bulpett:Doc Rivers never planned to be a part of the Celtics’ rebuilding process, and the club was basically aware of that fact when he signed his latest contract, a ...
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I really didn’t want to write about Doc today, but it’s unavoidable. The Celtics’ immediate future basically hinges on his decision to stay or go. Doc and Danny will be meeting today to discuss Rivers’ future...
Well, according to Woj, Doc will only be coaching one team next season, if he decides to coach at all:
Doc Rivers and Danny Ainge plan to talk through weekend and have a resolution on the coach’s future with Celtics on Monday, sources tell Y!
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 21, 2013
Rivers informed the Clippers on Friday afternoon that he no longer had interest in L...
Chris Sheridan is reporting this bombshell (courtesy NESN):
One piece of information that has not come out during the alive/dead/alive/dead Celtics-Clippers trade talks is Rivers’ motivation in wanting to leave the Celtics.
It isn’t just that he doesn’t want to be a part of a rebuilding situation; it is because he has an intense dislike for point guard Rajon Rondo.
It isn’t just that he [Doc] doesn’t want to be a part of a rebuilding situation; it is because he has an intense dislike for point guard Rajon Rondo. A source close to the Celtics tells Chris Sheridan of SheridanHoops.com that Rondo dropped an F-bomb on Rivers in the locker room during a team meeting, and Rivers went after Rondo and tried to fight him...
The Boston Celtics and Doc Rivers do not believe a deal will be reached with the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Clippers proposed sending a future second round pick for the rights to Rivers, but the Celtics are holding out for a first round pick.
Rivers is flying back to Orlando with discussions apparently over. Rivers will no longer pursue the opportunity to coach the Clippers, according...
The Los Angeles Clippers are not offering a first round pick to the Boston Celtics for the rights to hire Doc Rivers as head coach.
The Clippers want to move the Garnett talks to the sideline for now, according to sources.
Discussions between the two teams are not going anywhere until the Clippers change their position on the draft pick compensation.
NBA coach Doc Rivers could return to the broadcast booth next season. In other news, ESPN has picked up CBS college hoops writer Jeff Goodman, and an Atlanta radio station fired three hosts who mocked [...]
Danny Ainge first approached Doc Rivers to gauge his interest in the Los Angeles Clippers’ coaching vacancy, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
Rivers confirmed an interest in the Clippers, and it was then he learned Ainge had already had preliminary discussions with the Clippers on releasing him from his contract and making him available.
“At that point,...
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Clippers are just waiting on approval from ownership to sign off on a blockbuster trade with the Boston Celtics that would send head coach, Doc Rivers, and 18-year-veteran, Kevin Garnett, to Los Angeles in exchange for center, DeAndre Jordan, and two first-round draft picks.
After superstar Chris Paul injected his influence...
When news broke that Chris Paul was the one who told the Clippers to reengage the Boston Celtics in trade talks for their head coach Doc Rivers, it was clear that CP3 truly wanted Doc to be roaming the sidelines in the Staples Center. So naturally now that the trade is off, Paul isn’t exactly [...]
The Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics have begun discussions on a new deal that would satisfy the NBA's concerns about the structure. NBA rules do not allow coaches to be traded or have side deal contingencies.
The Clippers are trying to land Doc Rivers as their head coach while also acquiring Kevin Garnett. The Celtics would receive DeAndre Jordan for Garnett, while acquiring...
Interesting stuff from (who else) Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski.
Shortly after firing George Karl, the Denver Nuggets offered the Boston Celtics a first-round draft pick as compensation to pry coach Doc Rivers out of his contract, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Nuggets CEO Josh Kroenke made a bid for Rivers approximately 10 days ago, informing general manager Danny Ainge...
From Brad Turner of the LA Times:
The Clips-Celtics won't be getting deal done tonight for Doc, KG to LA. Sources said talks that resumed today resume tomorow morning.
— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) June 20, 2013
By the way, Brian Shaw still having dinner with Clips owner Donald Sterling tonight about job that may go to Doc Rivers, sources. Weird!
— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner...
The NBA reportedly won’t allow the Clippers and Celtics to go through with the deal that would send Kevin Garnett and Doc Rivers to the Clippers for DeAndre Jordan 2 first-round draft picks because it goes against the league’s collective bargaining agreement.
According to CBS Sports:
The Celtics and Clippers were informed days ago that such an arrangement is not permitted under...
Celtics assistant Mike Longabardi has accepted an offer to take a similar position in Phoenix, a source tells the Globe.
— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) June 22, 2013
Longabardi was Doc Rivers' defensive coordinator in Boston.
— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) June 22, 2013
Longabardi began his career as an assistant coach for the men's basketball teams at Pfeiffer...