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Found June 28, 2013 on Midwest Sports Fans:

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Bill Simmons was part of ESPN’s team covering the NBA Draft live inside the Barclays Center Thursday night and at one point he suggested that new Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers had quit on the Boston Celtics. Well, when ESPN interviewed Rivers later in the evening to discuss the trade that sent Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry to the Brooklyn Nets, he also addressed Simmons’ claims.

It was pretty shocking that Rivers went there on national television. Hilarious, but shocking.

5 Comments:
  • Well, Doc has finally stated publicly what I've wanted to say. In essence, Bill, get a clue!
  • I'll say it... You're an idiot. This guy doesn't think he's going to get called on his comments. When he does he's like a deer in the headlites. And it's apparent he makes the other commentators uncomfortable. This isn't the 1st time. Can his butt.
  • The problem is these journalists need to be journalists, and stop being fans on the air. Simmons is a Celtic fan, and he made it personal with his comment about Rivers "quitting" on the Celtics. These are the same guys that sit on the air and talk about coaches that "should" be fired, etc. This is business, and just because it happened on your favorite team doesn't make it credible for him to say something like that on the air. Rivers did an outstanding job with the Celts, but everyone moves on at some point. When coaches don't pull off a rebuild quick enough, they get fired. The team "quits" on them. They came to a mutually agreed upon solution. I love Simmons' writing, but that same wit doesn't come across on tv. He tries too hard sometimes to be provocative.
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