Found June 24, 2013 on
Doc Rivers is gone, and there is nothing anybody can do to change that.
Well, the Clippers or Celtics could change that by backing out of the agreement again, and the NBA could always veto the deal, so perhaps Rivers’ departure is not so set in stone. Assuming Rivers actually is headed to Los Angeles to be the new head coach of the Clippers and the recently reported deal is not just another false start, the Celtics have a gaping hole on their bench to fill.
In all likelihood, the person the Celtics hire to replace Rivers will not have the experience or cache that their recently departed coach did. After nine seasons with the team, Rivers was the second longest-tenured coach in the NBA. His longevity and his 2008 championship ring gave him instant credibility from any new player who came to Boston.
There is no shortage of candidates for Rivers’ job, though. Former Celtic Antoine Walker threw his hat in the ring via Twitter, and while the Celtics hiring Walker is unlikely, it could be...
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As of Monday afternoon, the NBA still had not approved the deal for Doc Rivers to join the Clippers as their new coach and for the Boston Celtics to receive a first-round pick in 2015 from L.A.
The two sides had agreed in principle on the deal Sunday.
According to one league official, the NBA has been waiting to get all the necessary paperwork from the Clippers, Celtics and Rivers...
It appears the Doc Rivers saga has finally concluded.
It was originally reported Sunday afternoon that the Celtics and Clippers had agreed to a deal that would send Rivers to Los Angeles and a first-round draft pick in 2015 to Boston as compensation. That proposal could not be completed without league approval, though, which has now reportedly been granted.
Sources confirmed to ESPN’s...
The Los Angeles Clippers have found their next head coach, and it’s a name that’s been speculated for some time. The Clippers finalized a deal with the Boston Celtics yesterday that allowed them to sign Doc Rivers in exchange for a 2015 unprotected first-round draft pick.Rivers and the Clippers have reportedly agreed to a three-year, $21 million contract. It’s been reported...
Here we go, again. The Los Angeles Clippers and the Boston Celtics are nearing the completion of a deal that would allow head coach Doc Rivers to sign a deal with the Clippers in exchange for a future first-round draft pick, according to a report from Yahoo!Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. Per the report: Talks started again on Sunday when the Clippers offered the Celtics a first-round...
Looks as if the Los Angeles Clippers feel Celtics head coach Doc Rivers is the key to their future success. The two teams have reportedly worked out terms that will allow Rivers to take over the head coaching reins for his former team -Doc spent one year with the franchise in the 90′s.
Sources confirmed on Sunday that the Clippers will sign Rivers to a three-year, $21 million...
Seems like this changes by the day so take this with a grain of salt. Clippers called Celtics today, offered a future 1st round pick for rights to coach Doc Rivers and sides near agreement, source tells Y! — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 23, 2013
Doc Rivers will have more control on personnel decisions with the Los Angeles Clippers than he did with the Boston Celtics.
Rivers had a good relationship with Danny Ainge, but was far from the final decision-maker.
Gary Sacks is the general manager of the Clippers though he has been in the position for just one season.
After much too much talking, the Celtics and Clippers finally agreed to trade Doc Rivers yesterday, and as a result Los Angeles now has a new coach. And, they’re hoping, a worldclass point guard ready to resign. It all makes sense.
Here’s what doesn’t make sense though – 2 weeks of negotiations yielded Boston…a 2014 1st round pick? Right, the Celts need to get younger,...
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Celtics & Clippers are talking again, and are “near agreement” on deal for Doc:
Clippers called Celtics today, offered a future 1st round pick for rights to coach Doc Rivers and sides near agreement, source tells Y!
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 23, 2013
Had been a quiet Sunday until this news..
The news is not shocking, but with the NBA, sometimes you never know. ESPN L.A. is reporting that the NBA has approved of the Clippers acquisition of head coach Doc Rivers from the Celtics in exchange for a 2015 first round pick.
The NBA has approved the Clippers' acquisition of Doc Rivers in a deal with the Boston Celtics. http://t.co/P3MoSFoOVS
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi...
Jackie MacMullan went on ESPN last night and said she expects Boston to hire a young (and cheap) up and comer to replace Doc Rivers, rather than an established veteran. Gary Washburn reiterated the same thing on Sportscenter this morning. Yesterday Adrian Wojnarowski wrote that Doc is likely taking his assistants Tyronn Lue and Kevin Eastman to LA with him, and in...
The Denver Nuggets have hired Brian Shaw as their head coach.
Shaw was most recently an assistant coach with the Indiana Pacers.
Shaw has been a candidate for several head coaching positions over the past few seasons, most recently the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers.
The Nuggets parted ways with George Karl this offseason after winning Coach of the Year honors.
This can't make Laker fans happy
With the Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics agreeing to a deal involving Doc Rivers, the odds of Kevin Garnett being moved have decreased.
The NBA would see a separate trade involving Garnett as connected to the Rivers' deal and a violation of the collective bargaining agreement.
The Clippers and Celtics previously held talks simultaneously with Rivers and Garnett going...