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Scott Souza reported he was halfway to Waltham and got the above message. Yes, folks, it means that after announcing the press conference at 9:30 this morning and getting both CSNNE and WEEI scrambling to air it, they are now cancelling it, approximately an hour later. Could this whole thing get any worse? Please don't answer that because I have a feeling that it's about to!
Sousa is also reporting that the above mentioned and cancelled press conference is now set for Monday. Isn't this the 3rd time a press conference was promised and then cancelled? But they actually scheduled this one, so we are getting closer. For whatever it's worth, Mark Heisler is reporting that his source (I am really getting to hate that term) has told him that the Clippers are willing to up their offer. Ummmmm. Last I heard, the Clippers hadn't made an offer and were refusing to offer anything for Doc. So, upping the offer shouldn't be a problem.
Throwing another iron into the fire, NESN is reporting that the Clippers don't really want Doc as their coach. Reportedly, now sources are saying that all this nonsense is just a ruse to make Chris Paul happy. It just gets worse and worse.
“The Clippers want to make an effort without really having any chance of getting it done,” a league source said, according to Holmes. “Chris Paul’s camp wanted Doc and [Kevin Garnett], and [owner] Donald Sterling and the Clippers did not. But they can’t come out and tell [Paul's camp] that they don’t want to win, so they’re trying to dance around it and play both sides.”
I guess in some alternate universe that makes some degree of sense. The Clippers make an offer but don't really make an offer. They want Doc but not really. The Celtics call a presser for today to make some sort of statement and the Clippers panic, and up their imaginary offer. Now we have the weekend to hear more from "sources" that will contradict other "sources" and in the meantime David Stern isn't about to let any of this happen.
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