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Los Angeles Times reporter Brad Turner tweeted Saturday evening that Doc Rivers has been informed that the Los Angeles Clippers will not accept the Boston Celtics' proposal and he will remain with the Celtics. Rumors of a possible trade that would send Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to LA along with Rivers for a package featuring Eric Bledsoe and DeAndre Jordan went from a bit of smoke to a wildfire Saturday with reports from Y! Sports and ESPN claiming the two teams had entered serious neogtiations. But Turner's latest tweets report that the Clippers are now turning their attention to Lionel Hollins and Brian Shaw, one of which who will be extended an offer next week. Rivers, who Danny Ainge declared back in the saddle just a few weeks ago, has been considering a new gig in light of the possibility that the Celtics will enter a rebuilding phase, according to sources. While no sides have made any statements, anonymous sources have claimed that Doc would welcome the opportunit...
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So Rivers is grappling with two potential scenarios: Coaching a team that could be a legitimate contender in the Clippers, which could be a refreshing start, or once again bringing one of the most storied franchises...
Where there’s Donald Sterling there’s smoke but no fire CLNSRadio’s Nick Gelso just wrote a great piece about the ongoing Doc Rivers saga. If you haven’t yet checked it out, it’s a great read. My attitude towards the rumors, innuendo, and general teeth-gnashing and wailing has been to not let myself get too worked up about the situation. The reality is that no one...
Doc Rivers has not ruled out taking time off from coaching for a return to his broadcasting career and returning afterward to coaching, according to a source.
"You guys (media) have been around Doc long enough to know that's always been something he's talked about," the source said. "So it shouldn't come as a surprise.
"And frankly, now is probably...
If the Clippers or any other team is interested in obtaining Doc Rivers’ services, they are going to have to come up with some players, cash, or serious draft picks to compensate the Celtics with.
CBSSports.com is reporting that Rivers has a strong non-compete clause in his contract with the Celtics that calls for compensation if another franchise wants him.
The clause says that...
Clippers moving forward without Doc Rivers, now prepared to offer job to Brian Shaw or Lionel Hollins next week, sources
— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) June 15, 2013
That was fast. A few hours ago, a KG-to-LA in a “trade” that involved Doc Rivers was allegedly going hot and heavy. All the local guys were chiming in with their sources too, making it seem like this thing...
Where Doc Rivers will coach next season, if he will at all, is still to be determined.
The latest reports have Rivers leaving Boston to either coach the L.A. Clippers or hanging up the clipboard for a bit to return to broadcasting. There's always the possibility that Rivers could come back to coach the Celtics, but as CSNNE's A. Sherrod Blakely points out, that option is...
Steve Bulpett is reporting in the Herald that now that the cat is out of the bag and everyone knows that Doc and the Clippers have a mutual admiration society, the teams have begun talks that could lead to a deal getting done.
With some clear mutual interest having been established, the situation has progressed to the point where the Celtics and Clippers are now engaging in talks...
Not so fast, DeAndre Jordan and Eric Bledsoe.
What a crazy Saturday this has been. Doc Rivers was apparently on the table in a trade that would have also shipped KG and Pierce to LA. Of course, Danny Ainge had some crazy demands and it seems like the deal was hung up on Eric Bledsoe's inclusion.
And so, it appears both teams have now moved on?
Umm? RT @BA_Turner: Clippers...
At this point it seems like a matter of when, not if, Doc Rivers departs Boston.
Despite talks between the Clippers and Celtics hitting an impasse over the weekend, it appears that talks to send Rivers and Kevin Garnett to Los Angeles in a multi-layered package deal are not totally dead after all. Now that it is clear the Clippers will not include point guard Eric Bledsoe in the...
The Los Angeles Clippers are engaged in discussions with the Boston Celtics on a deal that would involve Kevin Garnett and Doc Rivers.
The Clippers would send DeAndre Jordan and two first round picks to the Celtics for Garnett and the right to hire Rivers as their head coach.
Garnett is willing to waive his no-trade clause.
Donald Sterling is prepared to pay Rivers an annual salary...
It would be complicated, but not impossible.
There's a rising belief around the NBA that Doc, KG & Pierce all want to carry on as a trio in Clipperland if they can't roll on in Boston
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 15, 2013
Cash and draft considerations in exchange for Doc? Separate trades for Garnett and Pierce without surrendering Blake Griffin? All do-able
A couple of months ago, ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith brought forwards an interesting proposition, if crazy one. With the Boston Celtics on their last legs as a contender and head-coach Doc Rivers unsure if he wanted to be a part of another rebuilding plan in Boston, an idea was brought forward that would essentially send Doc, and forwards Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to Los Angeles...
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The Clippers and Celtics are discussing a potential deal involving
Boston Coach Doc Rivers and power forward Kevin Garnett both coming
to Los Angeles, but the Clippers feel as if the current asking
price is too high, said NBA executives who asked not to be
identified because they were not authorized to speak publicly on
The proposed cross-country move of Doc Rivers from the Boston Celtics' bench to the Los Angeles Clippers' bench remained in limbo Saturday night because of the teams' ongoing haggling over prized young guard Eric Bledsoe, according to sources with knowled, http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/sources-bledsoe-linchpin-in-docclips-deal