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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
Doc said he and...
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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 light of last night’s blockbuster move, Danny Ainge said today in the Boston Globe that they are not looking to trade All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo. He said that the Celtics organization is comfortable building their team around Rondo, but after that Danny was asked if everyone on the roster is tradeable and he said:
“If Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are...
Doc Rivers will have final say on all basketball decisions in his dual role as head coach and senior vice president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Clippers.
Rivers' job title places him above vice president of basketball operations Gary Sacks.
"I've always been open to working with the coach on everything and everybody incorporating our entire front office...
Doc Rivers‘ decision to leave the Boston Celtics is a little easier to understand now.
While addressing reporters during Thursday’s NBA draft, the new head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers was asked to react to the news that Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, two star players he had grown close to during his time as coach of the Celtics, had been traded to the Brooklyn Nets. While...
When Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce going to the Clippers was still a possibility, there were jokes about the Clippers becoming the West Coast Celtics. It turns out they still will be, just not on the court.
The Clippers’ bench will look at lot like the Celtics’ bench of the last few years, as Doc Rivers plans to bring most of his assistant coaches with him to Los Angeles. Kevin...
Not sure what to call this digital art/commentary but it certainly brings us no delight this afternoon as reality of an ending era is made palpable by the recent departure of Doc Rivers and current talk of moving KG and Pierce to Brooklyn.
But recall when this current crop of Celtics were brought together back in 2007-08 and how the proverbial window was conservatively estimated...
If you missed the awkward exchange between Doc Rivers and Bill Simmons during the NBA Draft last night, I highly suggest you check it out…it was a doozy.
Rivers’ son Jeremiah took to Twitter on Friday morning to defend his father’s honor and call out Simmons, a noted Celtics fan, for his remarks stating that Rivers “quit” on Boston. Check out the tweets below:
Straight like that.
ESPN NBA analyst Bill Simmons, who is an unabashed Boston Celtics fan, has been slandering the good name of one Doc Rivers saying that he he “quit” on the team, ever since he made it clear that he didn’t want to stick around for the rebuilding years.
Last night during ESPN’s NBA Draft coverage, Rivers was asked about the Celtics blockbuster trade with...
The Boston Celtics aren't going to get what they really need with the No. 16 pick in Thursday's NBA draft.
They won't be able to select a coach, unless general manager Danny Ainge has found a loophole in league rules that allowed him this week to trade Doc Rivers to the Los Angeles Clippers. And, with their only pick of the night coming in the middle of the first round...
Danny Ainge isn’t playing around. The Boston Celtics GM is ready to blow up the Boston Celtics roster in one deal by trading away Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for the expiring deal of Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, Tomike Shenglia and three first-round picks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. With Doc Rivers gone, there is no reason...
After Doc Rivers and Bill Simmons went at each other during the NBA Draft and Rivers’ son Jeremiah was not happy about what Simmons said. He took to Twitter and ripped Bill Simmons for his comments. Simmons isn’t the type of person to just lie down and take this shredding, so he responded on Twitter with his own statement.
When I get home I'm signing up my 5 and a half...
ESPN’s Bill Simmons is a die hard Boston Celtics fan. He doesn’t hide it or distant himself from that fact. It’s what his career is based on. Naturally, he had a lot to say about the recent move west by former Celtics head coach D0c Rivers to take over the Clippers. Simmons went on an emotional rant about Rivers saying he quit on the Celtics.
During Thursday night’s ESPN’s...
Doc on @WEEI about @BillSimmons: "He did everything he could to get me fired. Wrote letters, wanted to sit down w/ owners to talk about it."
— Ben Rohrbach (@brohrbach) June 28, 2013
The quote I just retweeted is an outright, 100 percent lie. I'd be careful, Glenn. Seriously. Stop talking. You are making sh*t up.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) June 28, 2013
Quietly? Simmons had a point. Listen, I respect Doc Rivers and Bill Simmons is a well-known Boston Celtics fan so he may not necessarily be the most objective person to speak on the situation. But I think it’s pretty clear that Rivers didn’t want to return to Boston next season or he would be there. [...]