This is getting hysterical.
The Doc Rivers melodrama continues to play out in the media, with Doc, the Celtics and the Clippers remaining silent.
The latest report is coming from Broderick Turner of the L.A. Times, and it includes the most absurd trade possibility in the history of trade possibilities.
If Rivers becomes available, the Clippers would be interested in hiring him and would make him their No. 1 choice to become their head coach, the executives said.
But when asked if he could see Rivers joining the Clippers, one executive said:
“I don’t think so. It is very complicated. They [the Celtics] have a guy under contract. Maybe they’d let him out if this happened or that happened. It’s all very speculative.”
The Clippers recently asked for permission to speak with Rivers, but Boston's president of basketball operations, Danny Ainge, “turned them down,” one executive said.
Then there is the compensation Ainge would seek from the Clippers for Rivers.