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The NBA informed the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers days ago that their trade centering on Doc Rivers being sent to the Clippers with Kevin Garnett -- even if broken into two separate transactions -- is not permitted under league rules, according to sources.
There is no separating the two moves at this point because it is clear all pieces are meant to be part of the same deal.
"The teams are aware that the collective bargaining agreement doesn't authorize trades involving coaches' contracts," Stern said Thursday on a radio show.
The only incentives other than player contracts that are permitted in NBA trades, Stern said, are draft picks and cash.
"The teams know that," Stern said. "It has been confirmed to them. ... It can't be gotten around by breaking it up into two transactions."
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I really didn’t want to write about Doc today, but it’s unavoidable. The Celtics’ immediate future basically hinges on his decision to stay or go. Doc and Danny will be meeting today to discuss Rivers’ future...
Well, according to Woj, Doc will only be coaching one team next season, if he decides to coach at all:
Doc Rivers and Danny Ainge plan to talk through weekend and have a resolution on the coach’s future with Celtics on Monday, sources tell Y!
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 21, 2013
Rivers informed the Clippers on Friday afternoon that he no longer had interest in L...
It isn’t just that he [Doc] doesn’t want to be a part of a rebuilding situation; it is because he has an intense dislike for point guard Rajon Rondo. A source close to the Celtics tells Chris Sheridan of SheridanHoops.com that Rondo dropped an F-bomb on Rivers in the locker room during a team meeting, and Rivers went after Rondo and tried to fight him...
Chris Sheridan is reporting this bombshell (courtesy NESN):
One piece of information that has not come out during the alive/dead/alive/dead Celtics-Clippers trade talks is Rivers’ motivation in wanting to leave the Celtics.
It isn’t just that he doesn’t want to be a part of a rebuilding situation; it is because he has an intense dislike for point guard Rajon Rondo.
The Boston Celtics and Doc Rivers do not believe a deal will be reached with the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Clippers proposed sending a future second round pick for the rights to Rivers, but the Celtics are holding out for a first round pick.
Rivers is flying back to Orlando with discussions apparently over. Rivers will no longer pursue the opportunity to coach the Clippers, according...
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Clippers are just waiting on approval from ownership to sign off on a blockbuster trade with the Boston Celtics that would send head coach, Doc Rivers, and 18-year-veteran, Kevin Garnett, to Los Angeles in exchange for center, DeAndre Jordan, and two first-round draft picks.
After superstar Chris Paul injected his influence...
The Los Angeles Clippers are not offering a first round pick to the Boston Celtics for the rights to hire Doc Rivers as head coach.
The Clippers want to move the Garnett talks to the sideline for now, according to sources.
Discussions between the two teams are not going anywhere until the Clippers change their position on the draft pick compensation.
The Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics have begun discussions on a new deal that would satisfy the NBA's concerns about the structure. NBA rules do not allow coaches to be traded or have side deal contingencies.
The Clippers are trying to land Doc Rivers as their head coach while also acquiring Kevin Garnett. The Celtics would receive DeAndre Jordan for Garnett, while acquiring...
Danny Ainge first approached Doc Rivers to gauge his interest in the Los Angeles Clippers’ coaching vacancy, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
Rivers confirmed an interest in the Clippers, and it was then he learned Ainge had already had preliminary discussions with the Clippers on releasing him from his contract and making him available.
“At that point,...
Doc Rivers and Danny Ainge will meet on Wednesday to discuss the best way to move forward following the end of trade talks between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers.
Rivers was nearly allowed to coach the Clippers in a deal that would have involved Kevin Garnett.
Rivers is reportedly uneasy about returning to the Celtics amid a likely rebuild.
The Celtics were hoping to...
The NBA reportedly won’t allow the Clippers and Celtics to go through with the deal that would send Kevin Garnett and Doc Rivers to the Clippers for DeAndre Jordan 2 first-round draft picks because it goes against the league’s collective bargaining agreement.
According to CBS Sports:
The Celtics and Clippers were informed days ago that such an arrangement is not permitted under...
When news broke that Chris Paul was the one who told the Clippers to reengage the Boston Celtics in trade talks for their head coach Doc Rivers, it was clear that CP3 truly wanted Doc to be roaming the sidelines in the Staples Center. So naturally now that the trade is off, Paul isn’t exactly [...]
Interesting stuff from (who else) Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski.
Shortly after firing George Karl, the Denver Nuggets offered the Boston Celtics a first-round draft pick as compensation to pry coach Doc Rivers out of his contract, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Nuggets CEO Josh Kroenke made a bid for Rivers approximately 10 days ago, informing general manager Danny Ainge...
Not here, KG. There...
I could easily say this was the most exciting podcast of all in which I have had the pleasure to participate this year. At the CelticsSpa office we were all anxiously having our phones ringing in frenzy and the sweat covered our foreheads on a very hot Monday evening.
You have read and heard about it for days: The Celtics and the Clippers were immersed in...
Doc Rivers stock in Boston is plummeting. Kevin Garnett's isn't far
behind. Paul Pierce's future is sadly not really in his own hands, and Danny
Ainge might be on the verge of making a deal that could be a fireable
While all this is happening, there is one
member of the Boston Celtics organization who's stock appears to by
slowly turning around. If...