Danny Ainge addressed the media tonight for the first time since the Doc drama hit the fan.
While it’s obvious that Danny and Doc share a strong friendship, Ainge made it clear that the decision to leave Boston for Los Angeles originated with Rivers. Ainge reiterated this point by saying he wanted Doc to be the next Red Auerbach.
What else did we learn?
Ainge hasn’t spoken to any coaching candidates and will not coach this team
No decision has been reached on the future of Kevin Garnett or Paul Pierce
Ainge essentially confirmed the report of an altercation between Rajon Rondo and Doc by saying it happened 2 years ago. He insisted that Rondo had no impact on Doc’s departure.
Confirmed the league’s ruling that the Clippers and Celtics cannot make another trade in the 2013-14 season
Wyc Grousbeck was not present at this press conference. He should have been there. Team president Rich Gotham offers nothing.
Doc Rivers also issued his first public comments, courtesy Jackie MacMullen:...