One day after Danny Ainge told his side of the story, Doc Rivers spoke to the media in Los Angeles, and then held a conference call with the Boston media.
Doc was his normal self at the press conference, showing off his sense of humor and his graciousness when Clippers management said he was the best coach in basketball,
"Let's stop with that 'best coach in basketball stuff', I watched the Finals, and I wasn't in it."
The room laughed. But while Doc was charming, he often times looked pained during the presser, rarely smiling and often going out of his way to talk about how great the Celtics were.
Later in the afternoon, Rivers jumped on a conference call with Boston media, and was pressed a little harder on his departure from the Green. Here are a few of Doc's more telling comments, courtesy of MassLive's Jay King.
Doc: "I never pushed this deal." Danny and Wyc beg to differ.
— Jay King (@ByJayKing) June 26, 2013
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