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With “strong mutual interest” between the Clippers and Boston’s head coach, Doc Rivers seems ready to abandon the Celtics for Los Angeles. Leading the Celtics since 2004, ESPN reports the 51-year-old Rivers is “highly intrigued” at the idea of working with superstars Blake Griffin and Chris Paul in Tinseltown. Finishing 56-26, Los Angeles canned Vinny Del Negro after the Memphis Grizzlies ousted the talented team on May 3. Somewhat similarly, following a mediocre 41-40 campaign, the New York Knicks eliminated the graying Celtics in the opening round of the playoffs. As Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce near geriatricacy, Boston clearly … Continue reading →
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Where there’s Donald Sterling there’s smoke but no fire CLNSRadio’s Nick Gelso just wrote a great piece about the ongoing Doc Rivers saga. If you haven’t yet checked it out, it’s a great read. My attitude towards the rumors, innuendo, and general teeth-gnashing and wailing has been to not let myself get too worked up about the situation. The reality is that no one...
Like sands through the hourglass, these are the Doc days of our lives. So the roller coaster ride continues for Doc, the fans and the rest of the NBA world. While Gary Tanguay went on his “Uno Sports Tonight” show on CSNNE and called Doc a “diva” and said he was holding the team hostage, Steve Bulpett on the Boston Herald did a little bit more dirty work and delivered...
The domino effect is locked-and-loaded for the Boston Celtics.
The first domino to fall could be Doc Rivers. According to Chris Broussard of ESPN, Doc Rivers believes it ‘may be time for a change.’
DEVELOPING: Doc Rivers believes it “may be time for a change” in his status as Celtics coach, source told @chris_broussard.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 12, 2013
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...
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...
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...
A few days ago, Doc Rivers said he would “rather not say” if he was going to coach the Boston Celtics next season or step down. Now, a source close to the situation told ESPN that the Celtics 9-year coach is ready for
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
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
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