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Should he stay, or should he go?
That has been the question hounding Celtics fans for weeks now, as the Doc Rivers saga continues to drag on.
The situation regarding Rivers’ proposed trade to the Clippers seems to take on a new shape each hour, with reports on the deal fluctuating between all but certain and all but dead.
If Rivers’ proposed departure to the West Coast does fall through, he can either remain in Boston or take the season off, likely to return to the broadcasting booth. But after all that has transpired this offseason, would Celtics fans want him back?
Rivers clearly does not want to be a part of a rebuilding effort — which the Celtics may need to undergo if they are to return to championship form — but he remains one of the top coaches in the NBA, and any replacement would likely be a downgrade.
There are many factors to consider in this case, including how the team would respond to being coached by a man who seemed so adamant to leave town, but what if you were Dann...
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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...
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...
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...
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.
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 [...]
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...
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...
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...