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As you may have heard, it sounds like the week-long drama between the Celtics and Clippers has finally come to an end. Doc Rivers will be sent to L.A. in exchange for a 2015 first-round draft pick.
But the deal is still subject to league approval, which became an issue earlier this week when it was reported that the NBA wouldn’t accept a deal between the two teams that included Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett.
There was belief that the two teams would work on a deal for Rivers first, and then they could work on a subsequent deal for Garnett and potentially Paul Pierce. But, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein, that won’t happen.
Stein said over the course of two tweets that he expects the league to approve the Rivers deal, but block any other trades for players between the two teams this summer. The reasoning behind the move is that teams cannot include players in a trade for a coach, and any future trades this summer would be seen as a part of the same deal by the league.
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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...
In the NBA vernacular, this is known as a "Woj bomb". Or a nugget of information that for many writers would be a major scoop, but for Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski, who breaks nearly every major NBA story, is just worthy of a sentence or two in paragraph six.
Tonight, while discussing Doc Rivers joining the Clippers, Woj discussed how the deal impacted both Chris...
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...
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...
The Minnesota Timberwolves are expected to pursue Kevin Garnett for a ceremonial role in their ownership when he retires from the NBA, according to sources.
Garnett has two seasons remaining on his contract with the Boston Celtics, but may play just one more season before reuniting with Flip Saunders.
"The opportunity will be there for him," one source said, "but there...
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...
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...
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...
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 [...]
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.
Celtics assistant Mike Longabardi has accepted an offer to take a similar position in Phoenix, a source tells the Globe.
— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) June 22, 2013
Longabardi was Doc Rivers' defensive coordinator in Boston.
— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) June 22, 2013
Longabardi began his career as an assistant coach for the men's basketball teams at Pfeiffer...