Found June 23, 2013 on
The Victory Formation:
Here we go, again. The Los Angeles Clippers and the Boston Celtics are nearing the completion of a deal that would allow head coach Doc Rivers to sign a deal with the Clippers in exchange for a future first-round draft pick, according to a report from Yahoo!Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. Per the report: Talks started again on Sunday when the Clippers offered the Celtics a first-round pick to free Rivers from his contract with Boston, sources said. Rivers and the Clippers are working on the language of a five-year, $35 million contract, and no agreement will be in place until those details are finalized, sources said. Earlier in the week, the NBA put the kibosh on any deal involving Rivers heading to the Clippers that included a secondary deal with Kevin Garnett. The NBA cited that it would be a violation of the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement. The rumors of this particular deal began midseason when Steven A Smith of ESPN first reported the possibility. The Clippers fired Vinny Del Negro following their playoff exit, and it was rumored it was done to appease Chris Paul, who will be a free agent when the offseason begins. Paul is reportedly on board [...]
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As of Monday afternoon, the NBA still had not approved the deal for Doc Rivers to join the Clippers as their new coach and for the Boston Celtics to receive a first-round pick in 2015 from L.A.
The two sides had agreed in principle on the deal Sunday.
According to one league official, the NBA has been waiting to get all the necessary paperwork from the Clippers, Celtics and Rivers...
Doc Rivers is a Clipper. Ultimately, it probably had to happen — maybe not in the way it did, but sometime around the third round of negotiations, the teams passed the point where the coach could just waltz back into TD Garden and coach the Celtics next season as though nothing had happened.
So as Rivers heads west, agonizing over the parameters of the transaction is largely useless...
It appears the Doc Rivers saga has finally concluded.
It was originally reported Sunday afternoon that the Celtics and Clippers had agreed to a deal that would send Rivers to Los Angeles and a first-round draft pick in 2015 to Boston as compensation. That proposal could not be completed without league approval, though, which has now reportedly been granted.
Sources confirmed to ESPN’s...
Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that after on and off again talks between the Boston Celtics, and Los Angeles Clippers, Celtics head coach Doc Rivers will no longer pursue the Clippers job.
After talks failed again on Friday, Doc Rivers will no longer pursue the Clippers coaching job, league source tells Y!
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 21, 2013
“The deal is completely...
The Los Angeles Clippers have found their next head coach, and it’s a name that’s been speculated for some time. The Clippers finalized a deal with the Boston Celtics yesterday that allowed them to sign Doc Rivers in exchange for a 2015 unprotected first-round draft pick.Rivers and the Clippers have reportedly agreed to a three-year, $21 million contract. It’s been reported...
Looks as if the Los Angeles Clippers feel Celtics head coach Doc Rivers is the key to their future success. The two teams have reportedly worked out terms that will allow Rivers to take over the head coaching reins for his former team -Doc spent one year with the franchise in the 90′s.
Sources confirmed on Sunday that the Clippers will sign Rivers to a three-year, $21 million...
Seems like this changes by the day so take this with a grain of salt. Clippers called Celtics today, offered a future 1st round pick for rights to coach Doc Rivers and sides near agreement, source tells Y! — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 23, 2013
Doc Rivers will have more control on personnel decisions with the Los Angeles Clippers than he did with the Boston Celtics.
Rivers had a good relationship with Danny Ainge, but was far from the final decision-maker.
Gary Sacks is the general manager of the Clippers though he has been in the position for just one season.
After much too much talking, the Celtics and Clippers finally agreed to trade Doc Rivers yesterday, and as a result Los Angeles now has a new coach. And, they’re hoping, a worldclass point guard ready to resign. It all makes sense.
Here’s what doesn’t make sense though – 2 weeks of negotiations yielded Boston…a 2014 1st round pick? Right, the Celts need to get younger,...
The news is not shocking, but with the NBA, sometimes you never know. ESPN L.A. is reporting that the NBA has approved of the Clippers acquisition of head coach Doc Rivers from the Celtics in exchange for a 2015 first round pick.
The NBA has approved the Clippers' acquisition of Doc Rivers in a deal with the Boston Celtics. http://t.co/P3MoSFoOVS
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi...
Jackie MacMullan went on ESPN last night and said she expects Boston to hire a young (and cheap) up and comer to replace Doc Rivers, rather than an established veteran. Gary Washburn reiterated the same thing on Sportscenter this morning. Yesterday Adrian Wojnarowski wrote that Doc is likely taking his assistants Tyronn Lue and Kevin Eastman to LA with him, and in...
Chris Paul is unhappy that the Los Angeles Clippers have been unable to execute a deal to hire Doc Rivers as head coach.
The Clippers backed out of talks with the Boston Celtics due to their unwillingness to part with a first round pick.
Paul was privately pushing for Rivers to come to the Clippers.
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 [...]
Back in the day the most dysfunctional NBA franchise that all other dysfunctional franchises measured themselves against was the Los Angeles Clippers. In recent years somehow they became a desirable location. This is all because they play in Los Angeles, the 2nd largest market in America and a warm weather climate, which NBA players more than any other professional athletes value...
With the Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics agreeing to a deal involving Doc Rivers, the odds of Kevin Garnett being moved have decreased.
The NBA would see a separate trade involving Garnett as connected to the Rivers' deal and a violation of the collective bargaining agreement.
The Clippers and Celtics previously held talks simultaneously with Rivers and Garnett going...