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  1. Celtics hire Butler’s Brad Stevens to be coach

    Jul 3, 2013, 6:03 PM EDT

    Brad Stevens

    For years now the top college programs in the nation have been trying to hire Butler’s Brad Stevens away to run their program. They all failed. Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics did not. Boston hired Stevens away in a move they announced late Wednesday. It’s a hire that surprised a lot of people but…

  2. Next up for Dwight Howard: Mavericks, Lakers meetings

    Jul 2, 2013, 11:22 AM EDT

    Dwight Howard

    Sunday night the Rockets had their turn. Monday was long-shot day in the in the Dwight Howard pitch meetings as the Hawks and Warriors got to make their cases. Tuesday it is the Dallas Mavericks and the Los Angeles Lakers. Then we just sit back and wait for Dwight Howard to make his decision. Dallas…

  3. Report: Andray Blatche agrees to re-sign with Nets

    Jul 1, 2013, 10:12 PM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Brooklyn Nets

    Andray Blatche was a more than serviceable big off the bench for the Nets last season, and it looks as though he’ll get a chance to repeat that performance next year. Blatche has agreed to re-sign with Brooklyn, as first reported by longtime NBA scribe Peter Vecsey. Howard Beck of the New York Times reported…

  4. Celtics GM Ainge says team ‘has no intentions’ of trading Rajon Rondo

    Jul 1, 2013, 9:25 PM EDT

    Rajon Rondo, Jose Calderon

    When the Celtics sent Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to the Nets for loose parts and future draft choices, the team made the decision to begin the long, arduous rebuilding process perhaps a season or two before it was truly necessary. The one star-level player remaining on the roster in Boston is point guard Rajon…

  5. Celtics GM Danny Ainge: “We are not tanking”

    Jul 1, 2013, 4:50 PM EDT

    Danny Ainge

    Define tanking. How you choose to do that will determine if you think the Boston Celtics are tanking. They certainly are rebuilding after they shipped out Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brooklyn for a package of three first round picks, the talented young MarShon Brooks, and the anchor contracts of Kris Humphries (one year,…

  6. PBT Extra: Who won Boston/Brooklyn trade, talking Noel to Philly

    Jun 29, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    Nerlens Noel, Michael Carter-Williams, C.J. McCollum

    Here is one last look a back at the draft that was in the NBA. The big story of the night was actually the Nets/Celtics trade that sends Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn, and Kay Adams and I talk about why I like that for the Nets. Also, I like what Philly did…

  7. Report: Celtics to receive MarShon Brooks in deal with Nets, Reggie Evans stays in Brooklyn

    Jun 28, 2013, 1:04 PM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets v Chicago Bulls - Game Three

    One of the criticisms of the Celtics in their deal that will send Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to the Nets was that aside from the future first round picks, there wasn’t a lot of young talent immediately coming back in return. Boston was set to receive Gerald Wallace (with three years and over $30…

  8. Are the Brooklyn Nets contenders now? Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

    Jun 28, 2013, 12:01 PM EDT

    Former NBA basketball player Kidd poses for photographers with Brooklyn Nets player Williams at a news conference in Brooklyn

    Thanks to a blockbuster trade with Boston, next season the Brooklyn Nets will start Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Brook Lopez. They will bring Jason Terry off the bench. They will start five former All-Stars and bring a former Sixth Man of the Year off the bench. So can we say…

  9. Kevin Garnett agrees to deal that will send him and Paul Pierce to the Nets

    Jun 28, 2013, 2:13 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Philadelphia 76ers - Game Three

    When the initial shock wore off after hearing the beginnings of a deal between the Celtics and Nets that would land both Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in Brooklyn, the one thing that could prevent it all from happening immediately came into focus. Garnett is one of a very few players in the league with…

  10. Report: Garnett signs off on trade that would send him, Pierce to Brooklyn

    Jun 27, 2013, 10:56 PM EDT

    Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett

    UPDATE #2 10:56 PM: Kevin Garnett will agree to waive his no-trade clause, clearing a major hurdle for the deal, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. That makes this deal far more likely. It is not finalized yet, and can’t be officially executed until July 10, but the teams are working to get the…

  11. NBA Draft pick-by-pick tracker

    Jun 27, 2013, 10:45 PM EDT

    Top prospects pose together with NBA Commissioner David Stern for a group picture before the start of the 2013 NBA Draft in Brooklyn,  New York

    The time for rumors, smokescreens and agents pumping up clients is gone — NBA teams are on the clock. The 2013 NBA Draft is here. In this post we will update you with every pick, telling you a little about the player your team just selected. We’ll also keep you up to date with all…

  12. NBA Draft rumors roundup: Len or Noel No. 1; Nets/Celtics talk deal

    Jun 27, 2013, 6:25 PM EDT

    Marshall v Kentucky

    On the day of the NBA Draft rumors fly fast and furious — a lot of it fueled by agents trying to create false demand for their clients (hoping other teams pick them even higher), some fueled by teams throwing out smokescreens. Every once in a while there is a kernel of truth. So take…

  13. Carmelo Anthony says injured shoulder feeling better, won’t need surgery

    Jun 27, 2013, 5:24 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v New York Knicks - Game Five

    Carmelo Anthony guided the Knicks into the second round of the playoffs, and did so with an injured left shoulder. The injury, which bothered Anthony but didn’t cause him to miss time, occurred on a play where he got tangled up with Kevin Garnett during Game 5 of the Knicks’ first round playoff series against…

  14. Doc Rivers said he didn’t plan to leave Boston; doesn’t shy away from Clipper title talk

    Jun 26, 2013, 3:28 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics head coach Glenn "Doc" Rivers gestures to his team during their NBA Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series against the New York Knicks in Boston

    Doc Rivers said he wanted to stay focused on the Clippers in his introductory press conference (which was shown live on NBA TV), but you knew there were going to be a lot of Boston questions. Rivers admitted he didn’t plan to leave Boston — he said he went so far to say he wanted…

  15. Report: Nets contacted Celtics to inquire about Kevin Garnett

    Jun 26, 2013, 12:17 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Clippers

    In the wake of Doc Rivers leaving the Celtics to coach the Clippers, and with Boston GM Danny Ainge non-committal on the futures of both Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett with the franchise, it’s only natural that other teams would begin to come calling to check on the availability of the Celtics’ aging stars. The…

  16. Danny Ainge isn’t going to coach Celtics, clearly didn’t like Doc leaving

    Jun 25, 2013, 11:31 PM EDT

    Danny Ainge

    Danny Ainge didn’t sound like a happy man. It’s not anything he said directly, just the overall tone of his discussion with the media on Tuesday (which was streamed live) left the impression he thought Doc Rivers would be back to coach the Celtics this year. “We sent him a letter saying that we expected…

  17. It’s official: Doc Rivers signs contract with Clippers

    Jun 25, 2013, 7:38 PM EDT

    Doc Rivers

    UPDATE 7:38 pm: The Celtics and Clippers have both confirmed that Doc Rivers has signed to coach the Clippers, this is done. One interesting side note on the compensation package deal — it specifies the two teams cannot trade players until after next season, not with a third team or in any other combination. There…

  18. Reports: Celtics want first round pick for Pierce; looking at younger coaches

    Jun 25, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Boston Celtics

    Let the rebuilding process begin. With the Doc Rivers to the Clippers deal in place (waiting on the Clippers and Rivers to finish hammering out contract details) the Celtics have started to look around at trade options for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, and they starting to think about what coach to bring in. And…

  19. NBA wronging Kevin Garnett by preventing Celtics-Clippers trade

    Jun 24, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Chicago Bulls

    Kevin Garnett worked hard, played well and won big. That earned him a no-trade clause written into his contract, a rare privilege extended currently only to Garnett, Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant and Dirk Nowitzki. David Stern has, in effect, taken it away from Garnett. The Clippers tried to trade for Garnett at the trade deadline,…

  20. Who is the next coach in Boston? Maybe Shaw, Frank or McMillan. Not Antoine Walker.

    Jun 24, 2013, 1:28 PM EDT

    Brian Shaw

    Boston did well in getting compensation for Doc Rivers’s move — it was clear in the next year or two he was gone anyway (he wanted no part of the coming rebuild). Boston got a first round pick and a graceful exit from the situation. Well played. (Now look for them to trade Paul Pierce…

  21. Now what for Celtics? Maybe Garnett stays and Pierce is traded

    Jun 24, 2013, 8:24 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce talk over a play in the fourth quarter against the New York Knicks in Game 5 of their NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoff series in New York

    Doc Rivers is going to be coaching the Los Angeles Clippers next season. Which is strange to imagine, but it’s a reality. So where does that leave Boston — are Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett going to be back next season? Boston is starting its rebuilding process, but how much are they going to do…

  22. Darko Milicic confirms he does not plan to re-sign in NBA

    Jun 24, 2013, 2:37 AM EDT

    Darko Milicic

    You’re not going to have Darko Milicic to kick around in the NBA. He has signed to play in Europe next season and he told a Serbian Web site there is no chance he returns to the NBA (hat tip to Matt Moore and CBSSports). “No more chances. This is a done deal,” Milicic said…

  23. With Rivers deal complete, NBA unlikely to approve a subsequent trade involving Kevin Garnett and the Clippers

    Jun 23, 2013, 9:31 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce talk over a play in the fourth quarter against the New York Knicks in Game 5 of their NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoff series in New York

    Now that the Celtics and the Clippers have finally reached an agreement that will see Doc Rivers patrolling the sidelines in Los Angeles next season, the questions in Boston now turn to the futures of both Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. Garnett was originally included as part of the package for Rivers, before commissioner David…

  24. It’s done: Clippers reach agreement with Celtics on a deal to hire Doc Rivers as head coach

    Jun 23, 2013, 6:38 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers watches his team in Boston

    Our long national nightmare is over, as the Clippers and Celtics have agreed in principle on a deal that will allow Doc Rivers to become the head coach in Los Angeles. According to multiple reports, Rivers has agreed to a three-year contract worth $21 million to coach the Clippers, which is the same amount he…

  25. Report: Clippers nearing agreement with Celtics on a deal that would allow them to hire Doc Rivers

    Jun 23, 2013, 5:19 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v New Orleans Hornets

    The on-again, off-again talks between the Clippers and the Celtics to free Doc Rivers from his contract in Boston so he can coach in Los Angeles are back, and this time the teams appear to be closer than ever on making it happen. Whether or not the league will allow it is another question entirely,…

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