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If the Clippers or any other team is interested in obtaining Doc Rivers’ services, they are going to have to come up with some players, cash, or serious draft picks to compensate the Celtics with.
CBSSports.com is reporting that Rivers has a strong non-compete clause in his contract with the Celtics that calls for compensation if another franchise wants him.
The clause says that Rivers cannot work for another NBA team for the duration of his contract with the Celtics. Rivers has three years and $21 million remaining on the deal.
He can leave the Celtics, give up the remaining $21 million owed and return to broadcasting. But if he decided he wanted to coach another team such as the Clippers, the clause in Rivers’ contract could get Celtics president Danny Ainge’s a lot in return.
In 1995, the Heat gave the Knicks $1 million to let Pat Riley out of his contract. That was almost 20 years ago.
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So Rivers is grappling with two potential scenarios: Coaching a team that could be a legitimate contender in the Clippers, which could be a refreshing start, or once again bringing one of the most storied franchises...
Doc Rivers has not ruled out taking time off from coaching for a return to his broadcasting career and returning afterward to coaching, according to a source.
"You guys (media) have been around Doc long enough to know that's always been something he's talked about," the source said. "So it shouldn't come as a surprise.
"And frankly, now is probably...
Doc Rivers has three years and $21 million left on his contract with the Boston Celtics, but there is growing speculation that he will not return to Beantown next season. Now the latest reports say that there is mutual interest between Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers, who have a vacancy after parting ways with [...]
Clippers moving forward without Doc Rivers, now prepared to offer job to Brian Shaw or Lionel Hollins next week, sources
— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) June 15, 2013
That was fast. A few hours ago, a KG-to-LA in a “trade” that involved Doc Rivers was allegedly going hot and heavy. All the local guys were chiming in with their sources too, making it seem like this thing...
The Los Angeles Clippers have not formally requested permission to interview Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers in the wake of widespread reports about Rivers' potential departure for Boston, but there is strong mutual interest between the parties, according, http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/sources-rivers-clips-have-mutual-interest
Steve Bulpett is reporting in the Herald that now that the cat is out of the bag and everyone knows that Doc and the Clippers have a mutual admiration society, the teams have begun talks that could lead to a deal getting done.
With some clear mutual interest having been established, the situation has progressed to the point where the Celtics and Clippers are now engaging in talks...
Not so fast, DeAndre Jordan and Eric Bledsoe.
What a crazy Saturday this has been. Doc Rivers was apparently on the table in a trade that would have also shipped KG and Pierce to LA. Of course, Danny Ainge had some crazy demands and it seems like the deal was hung up on Eric Bledsoe's inclusion.
And so, it appears both teams have now moved on?
Umm? RT @BA_Turner: Clippers...
As we’ve been reporting, Doc Rivers and the Boston Celtics may be preparing to part ways. Rivers has no interest in the rebuilding situation the Celtics are about to embark on, and Rivers is open to coaching other teams.
ESPN L.A. is reporting that the Clippers and Doc Rivers have a mutual interest in each other.
Doc Rivers and Clippers have mutual interest. http://t.co/NzHnkGzupS...
At this point it seems like a matter of when, not if, Doc Rivers departs Boston.
Despite talks between the Clippers and Celtics hitting an impasse over the weekend, it appears that talks to send Rivers and Kevin Garnett to Los Angeles in a multi-layered package deal are not totally dead after all. Now that it is clear the Clippers will not include point guard Eric Bledsoe in the...
The Los Angeles Clippers are engaged in discussions with the Boston Celtics on a deal that would involve Kevin Garnett and Doc Rivers.
The Clippers would send DeAndre Jordan and two first round picks to the Celtics for Garnett and the right to hire Rivers as their head coach.
Garnett is willing to waive his no-trade clause.
Donald Sterling is prepared to pay Rivers an annual salary...
Suddenly, being the head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers is looking quite sexy. Ex-Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins was said to be meeting with Clippers brass today (Thursday) but ESPN LA is reporting that Doc Rivers is interested in the job.
Right around the 2013 trade deadline, there were rumors that a deal was being worked to send KG to the Clippers for DeAndre Jordan...
It would be complicated, but not impossible.
There's a rising belief around the NBA that Doc, KG & Pierce all want to carry on as a trio in Clipperland if they can't roll on in Boston
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 15, 2013
Cash and draft considerations in exchange for Doc? Separate trades for Garnett and Pierce without surrendering Blake Griffin? All do-able
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The Clippers and Celtics are discussing a potential deal involving
Boston Coach Doc Rivers and power forward Kevin Garnett both coming
to Los Angeles, but the Clippers feel as if the current asking
price is too high, said NBA executives who asked not to be
identified because they were not authorized to speak publicly on
The proposed cross-country move of Doc Rivers from the Boston Celtics' bench to the Los Angeles Clippers' bench remained in limbo Saturday night because of the teams' ongoing haggling over prized young guard Eric Bledsoe, according to sources with knowled, http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/sources-bledsoe-linchpin-in-docclips-deal