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It’s obvious that Doc Rivers and Bill Simmons aren’t each other’s biggest fans. But, the beef could be personal between the two. In a radio interview Friday on WEEI, Rivers accused Simmons of doing “everything he could to get me fired,” and went on to say that Simmons even wrote letters to Celtics ownership and requested meetings to share his plans for firing the coach. “He had an agenda, but thank God our owners didn’t believe him,” said Rivers. “They actually laughed at him and thought he was a joke.” The feud between the two reached national heights last night when Rivers — who was being interviewed during the NBA Draft coverage on ESPN — suggested that Simmons is an idiot, but wouldn’t go as far as name-calling, saying he’s “too classy for that.” Simmons believes that Rivers quit on the Celtics and their rebuilding project to leave for greener pastures. But even though Simmons accuses Doc of jumping ship when the times got tough, he adamantly refuted Rivers’ claim that he
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