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Report: Clippers trying to trade for Sam Cassell, pry him out of Washington

Jul 21, 2014, 8:45 AM EDT

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Sam Cassell just got done coaching Glen Rice Jr., Otto Porter and the rest of the Wizards’ Summer League team. Before that he helped recruit Paul Pierce to Washington as a free agent.

Now Cassell could be the one lured away.

Doc Rivers is still trying to fill out his Clippers staff after Alvin Gentry and Tyronn Lue were lured away, and he is trying to land Cassell, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

By deal he means trade, once a contract is agreed to. It will take a second round pick for the Clippers to get him as Cassell is under contract with Washington.

Mike Woodson has already agreed to be on the Clippers staff next season. Remember that Cassell was part of the 2008 Boston team coached by Rivers that won the NBA title — and remember that Rivers loves to draw from that 2008 well (or guys who played well against him) to fill out his roster and staff.

  1. micknangold - Jul 21, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    When did trading coaches become fashionable?

  2. tomtravis76 - Jul 21, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Ted should not let him go, Sam has the ability to take over this team when Randy is shown the door.

    • pmpott - Jul 21, 2014 at 9:31 AM

      Agreed. And it’s not like the Wizards value 2nd round picks having sold most of them off the last couple of years.

    • tomtravis76 - Jul 21, 2014 at 1:46 PM

      Also can’t forget this tidbit,since it is the sheek phrase of the NBA, going home. Sam is from Baltimore, he is a legend, he walks in a room in Baltimore and its all eyes on him. Considered top 3-5 all time players from city of Baltimore. Poet Pride.

      • mackcarrington - Jul 21, 2014 at 8:15 PM

        Not downplaying the sentiment of being home, but is it really that important for him to “have all eyes on him” when he walks in a room? I know some of these guys are narcissistic. And besides, he can always spend the off-season in Baltimore if it’s that important to have everyone ogle him while he’s trying to have dinner at a restaurant.

  3. bostonian13 - Jul 21, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    This team loves trading for coaches. Smh

  4. sire2334 - Jul 21, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Absolutely not! That is all.

  5. fordmandalay - Jul 21, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    High skool math tells me that 2008 was 6 long years ago. It just may be time for Doc to stop dipping into that well.

    • asimonetti88 - Jul 21, 2014 at 10:22 AM

      Philly J and Doc are partying like it’s 2009!

  6. obmig - Jul 21, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Keep him Wiz

  7. ravenswhat - Jul 21, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Uh…no way. He’s a future superstar coach. Guys LOVE HIM.

  8. 5xchamp24 - Jul 21, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    I’m tired of hearing about Doc Rivers won because he won one championship, and that hes such a great coach. Rick Carlisle won a championship also but has a better overall record than Doc, but he doesnt get the press that Doc gets. Until he wins another championship, to me he’s just a good coach.
    Rick Carlisle coaching record 12 seasons 569-399 .588
    Doc Rivers coaching record 15 seasons 644-498 .564

  9. redbaronx - Jul 21, 2014 at 1:15 PM

    @5xchamp – Carlisle doesn’t get the press that Doc gets because Doc gives some great sound bites. It has nothing to do with Win/Loss record. I think most people would agree that Rick Carlisle is a great coach and one of the best in the NBA. That doesn’t mean that Doc isn’t also a great coach.

    To win you have to have talent in the NBA. Randy Wittman was off of everybody’s radar until last season with the Wizards. I happen to think Randy is a very good coach from listening to his press conferences and watching how he works subs. But until you win something in the NBA, no one will call you great.

  10. mutasian - Jul 22, 2014 at 3:03 PM

    he was good as a player with the clippers

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