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The Clippers finally get their coach after a ton of back and forth. The Clippers agreed to send a 2015 1st round pick to the Celtics as compensation for hiring Doc Rivers.
Rivers then agreed to a three-year $21 million deal, subject to the NBA’s approval. Jackie MacMullan of ESPN.com is reporting that any deal between the Celtics and Clippers for Kevin Garnett would not be approved by the league.
League and teams sources also confirmed that for now, any deal involving Garnett and the Clippers is on hold in light of commissioner David Stern’s objections to the appearance that the KG deal (for DeAndre Jordan) and Rivers were related.
One source with knowledge of the NBA’s thinking told ESPN.com that the league does not intend to change its stance as expressed by Stern in multiple radio interviews Thursday, meaning that the league would view any subsequent trade agreement between the Celtics and Clippers involving Garnett to be part of the Rivers deal and thus in violation of league ...
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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...
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...
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...
After the Clippers were rebuffed by the NBA in their attempt to trade for the Celtics' Kevin Garnett, the Brooklyn Nets have made inquiries about landing the big man, according to the New York Daily News .
The report states Nets general manager Billy King made a call to the Celtics to ask about Garnett, but did not receive an answer amid the current uncertainty in Boston. The...
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...
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...
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.