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When Byron Scott met with Clippers owner Donald Sterling Tuesday night for dinner to talk about the teams coaching vacancy, league officials said the meeting between the two was really good.
Scott had met with the Clippers front office last week to pitch his case on why he should be the teams next head coach. He had his first face-to-face meeting with Sterling Tuesday.
Scott, the former coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, New Orleans Hornets and New Jersey Nets, wasnt offered the job by Sterling, the officials said.
Scott was fully aware that the Clippers are reportedly back in talks to hire Boston Coach Doc Rivers to replace Vinny Del Negro, according to a report by Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Scott, who coached Chris Paul when both were with New Orleans, is very interested in the Clippers' job, the officials said.
Indiana associate head coach Brian Shaw was scheduled to meet with Sterling on Wednesday, officials said. Shaw, who interviewed for the Clippers' head job last week, was at the teams facility Wednesday, officials said.
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The Celtics and Clippers have apparently come to an agreement to send Kevin Garnett and Doc Rivers to the Clippers for DeAndre Jordan and two first round picks.
A big reason according to Adrian Wojnarowski was a big push from Chris Paul, which has been previously reported. According to Wojnarowski, that interest is mutual as Doc...
The Los Angeles Clippers are seeking approval from ownership to complete a deal for Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett.
The hope is that Donald Sterling will approve the financial commitment and finalize the agreement on Thursday.
The Clippers will send DeAndre Jordan and two first round picks to the Celtics, according to sources.
Rivers is accepting the job assuming Chris Paul will re...
We started the day with a deal that was basically done and was being sent to Donald Sterling for approval. The deal was supposedly DeAndre Jordan for Kevin Garnett and 2 firsts for the right to sign Doc Rivers. The next thing we know is that David Stern is on the radio telling everyone that these trades won't pass league muster. Some nuggets from dictator Stern:
LA Times reporter Brad Turner was the first to report that the talks are off because the Clippers will not include two 1st round draft picks.
The Clippers claim that owner Donald Sterling will meet with Bryon Scott and Brian Shaw later this week.
Hold your ground, Danny.
Curious how Chris Paul feels about this?
From Brad Turner of the LA Times:
The Clips-Celtics won't be getting deal done tonight for Doc, KG to LA. Sources said talks that resumed today resume tomorow morning.
— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) June 20, 2013
By the way, Brian Shaw still having dinner with Clips owner Donald Sterling tonight about job that may go to Doc Rivers, sources. Weird!
— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner...
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Clippers management, who have been involved in the trade talks with the Celtics, planned to meet with team's owner Donald Sterling on Wednesday night to get approval from him for the trades that would send Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett to LA for DeAndre Jordan and picks. Of course, they had to wait until Sterling got home from dinner with...