Found June 18, 2013 on Celtics Green ...a boston celtics blog.:
PLAYERS: Danny Ainge
TEAMS: Boston Celtics
Danny Ainge confirms to the @BostonGlobe that the proposed Clippers-Celtics deal is, in fact, dead. — Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) June 18, 2013 Baxter Holmes, the Globe Celtics beat writer posted this tweet to indicate that Danny has confirmed the reports from the Left Coast that the negotiations have broken off. Danny doesn't want to budge from his request for 2 first round picks and Sterling feels that 2 picks and Jordan is too much to ask for Doc and KG... Danny was giving them a gift even asking for 2 picks. And that my friends is why the Clippers are now and have always been the Clippers. So now the big question is, will Doc return or will he decide to take a year off to go back to broadcasting.  Will Danny change course and try to bring the gang back for one more season or will he continue to go in a rebuilding direction?    All interesting questions that hopefully will be answered shortly.  This has already dragged on way too long.   [Discuss on CG Forums!]

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