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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Report: If Boston can move Pierce for pick they will go after Josh Smith. Really?

    Jun 25, 2013, 2:23 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Atlanta Hawks - Game Four

    Josh Smith is part of a rebuilding plan? Josh Smith and Rajon Rondo on the same team together? It doesn’t make a lot of sense if the plan is to rebuild a championship team — unless you think you can do that around guys with shaky jump shots — but the report from Sean Deveney…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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,…

  10. Report: Cavaliers offer Celtics two second round picks for Pierce

    Jun 23, 2013, 11:09 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v New York Knicks - Game Five

    Can you say lowball… The Boston Celtics in the next few days are going to make a decision on whether to bring back Paul Pierce next year at $15 million or buy him out for $5 million (and if he stays or goes will be tied to the decisions of Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett).…

  11. Report: Doc Rivers to “no longer pursue” effort to become Clippers coach

    Jun 21, 2013, 5:42 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Houston Rockets

    Looks like Doc Rivers will not be coaching the Los Angeles Clippers next season. The on-again-off-again negotiations between the Clippers and Celtics are off again, and Rivers wants off the roller coaster as Boston officials feel there is no deal to be made, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. After talks failed again on Friday,…

  12. Celtics plan Doc Rivers press conference, call it off. What does that mean? Who knows.

    Jun 21, 2013, 1:52 PM EDT

    Danny Ainge Doc Rivers

    At this point, the Celtics might as well invite the Ringling Brothers into this process, because their talks with the Clippers are already a circus. Here is what we do know: • The Clippers still want to do a deal with Boston that would pass muster with the league, something where the Clippers send picks…

  13. Report: Clippers new plan to trade for Rivers first, then maybe Garnett

    Jun 21, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers looks on in the second quarter of their NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in New York

    The question now isn’t “do the Clippers want to make a series of trades with the Celtics that brings them Kevin Garnett and Doc Rivers?” They do. Both sides have basically hammered out a deal they liked. The question is, “how do we structure a deal that David Stern and the NBA would sign off…

  14. NBA Finals Game 7 Spurs vs. Heat: Miami earns repeat title in dramatic Game 7

    Jun 20, 2013, 10:25 PM EDT

    Heat's James and Wade pause during a break in play against the Spurs during Game 7 of their NBA Finals basketball playoff in Miami

    The Miami Heat are back-to-back NBA Champions, but the San Antonio Spurs made them earn every last bit of it. It was a hard-fought if not always pretty Game 7, but LeBron James finished with 37 points and 12 rebounds to lead Miami to a 95-88 win. LeBron was rightfully named NBA Finals MVP. He…

  15. Report: Clippers, Celtics trying to work out Garnett trade league will approve

    Jun 20, 2013, 1:51 PM EDT

    Celtics forward Garnett and head coach Rivers react to a foul called on Garnett in the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta.

    UPDATE 1:50 pm: The Clippers and Celtics are actively talking about the trade on Thursday, but now they have a new issue — one that will pass muster with the league. You cannot trade for a coach. You cannot have side deals or contingencies as part of a trade. There are some precedents of compensation…

  16. Which role player is going to step up and be the Game 7 hero?

    Jun 20, 2013, 1:33 PM EDT

    Danny Green ,Mike Miller

    Remember back to the last Game 7 of the NBA Finals: 2010, Celtics at Lakers. Kobe Bryant was tight. Paul Pierce was tight. The game was played fairly cautiously. Who were the two best players on the court? Probably Ron Artest (now Metta World Peace) and Rasheed Wallace. The two guys hardwired not to feel…

  17. A look back at LeBron’s Game 7s… he wins when he gets help

    Jun 20, 2013, 9:14 AM EDT

    Miami Heat's James runs downcourt after scoring against the Indiana Pacers during Game 7 of their NBA Eastern Conference final basketball playoff in Miami

    LeBron James has never before been in an NBA Finals Game 7. Which isn’t a shock, there are not many of those. But he has been in four Game 7s before, and when you look back at them you see a pretty unmistakable pattern — he puts up good numbers, but he only wins when…

  18. Celtics, Clippers restart Doc Rivers-Kevin Garnett trades talks at Chris Paul’s wish

    Jun 19, 2013, 6:20 PM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics

    Update (6:40 p.m.): Chris Paul is the catalyst for trade talks resuming. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: Clippers management believed Boston would eventually come back to them out of a belief that the Celtics-Rivers relationship would be difficult to repair, but league sources told Y! Sports that Paul’s desire to play for Rivers – and…

  19. Doc Rivers, Celtics’ GM Ainge meet Wednesday to discuss what’s next

    Jun 19, 2013, 12:53 PM EDT

    Doc Rivers

    Now that the drama of Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett headed the Clippers trade talk has subsided, it’s time for everyone in Boston to act like adults and end this soap opera. To that end, Rivers and Celtics GM Danny Ainge are expected to sit down face-to-face Wednesday and talk, Ainge told the Boston Herald.…

  20. Chris Paul, not Celtics trade, will make or break Clippers’ offseason

    Jun 18, 2013, 3:24 PM EDT

    DeAndre Jordan, Chris Paul

    Although the Celtics would be in a tough spot if they don’t trade with the Clippers, Los Angeles doesn’t face the same pressure. Acquiring Doc Rivers, Kevin Garnett and maybe Paul Pierce is one option of many. The Clippers will continue interviewing Lionel Hollins, Brian Shaw and Byron Scott, and if they choose the best…

  21. Report: Clippers pull out of talks with Celtics

    Jun 18, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Atlanta Hawks - Game One

    Trade deals come back to life more often then Freddy Krueger. I’m not willing to believe this deal is dead until I see real evidence. Meaning the Clippers hire another coach (Lionel Hollins, Brian Shaw or Byron Scott) or the Celtics announce they will keep Paul Pierce and not buy him out. Until then, anything…

  22. Why not another Clippers/Celtics trade update: Maybe tomorrow

    Jun 18, 2013, 2:19 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics' Garnett complains about a foul during their NBA basketball game against Brooklyn Nets in Boston

    The Clippers and Celtics keep inching toward a deal. A much-discussed one that would send Kevin Garnett and the rights to sign coach Doc Rivers to Los Angeles. The Celtics would get DeAndre Jordan and a pick or two. The sides are close but there is no deal yet so they will talk again Tuesday,…

  23. Report: Doc Rivers having doubts about going to Clippers

    Jun 17, 2013, 7:02 PM EDT

    New York Knicks v Boston Celtics - Game Three

    The Celtics and Clippers are still discussing the trade that would send Kevin Garnett and Doc Rivers to Los Angeles, but the whole deal is predicated on Rivers wanting to coach the Clippers. So, even if the Celtics and Clippers agree how to handle Eric Bledsoe, Jason Terry and Courtney Lee, Rivers still must give…

  24. If Doc is out, who is in for Celtics? Maybe Del Negro, Frank

    Jun 17, 2013, 1:43 PM EDT

    Vinny Del Negro

    There is once again momentum to the idea that Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett (then later likely Paul Pierce) are headed to the Clippers. It may or may not happen, but a smart GM like Danny Ainge has to start planning for any eventuality. So, if Doc Rivers is gone from the bench in Boston,…

  25. Where does Celtics’ Rivers, Garnett trade to Clippers stand? They’re talking.

    Jun 17, 2013, 12:08 PM EDT

    Celtics forward Garnett and head coach Rivers react to a foul called on Garnett in the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta.

    UPDATE 5:45 pm : This is getting close. The Celtics have agreed no Eric Bledsoe but they want the Clippers to take on one of their bad contracts, either Jason Terry or Courtney Lee. How that shakes out is really all that’s left, according to multiple reports. 12:08 pm: If you’re a Clippers fan who…

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