Found June 20, 2013 on The Victory Formation:
For weeks we have been hearing about a potential blockbuster deal in which the Boston Celtics would send Kevin Garnett to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for DeAndre Jordan (and possibly Eric Bledsoe) along with draft picks. The Celtics would then release Doc Rivers from his contract, while he signs a new deal with the Clippers. Talks have been hot and cold for the past two weeks, and now it has been buried by David Stern and the commissioners office, as per a report from CBS Sports. In a radio tour in the hours before Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, commissioner David Stern appeared on several programs in an effort to put this saga out of its misery. His strongest comments came on ESPN Radio in New York, where Stern said, “The teams are aware that the collective bargaining agreement doesn’t authorize trades involving coaches’ contracts.” 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.” At this point, because it [...]
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