Jun 18, 2013 4:36 PM EDT
Doc Rivers and Danny Ainge will meet on Wednesday to discuss the best way to move forward following the end of trade talks between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers.
Rivers was nearly allowed to coach the Clippers in a deal that would have involved Kevin Garnett.
Rivers is reportedly uneasy about returning to the Celtics amid a likely rebuild.
The Celtics were hoping to accelerate the rebuilding process with the Clippers' deal and Rivers is not at odds with Ainge.
Jun 18, 2013 12:01 PM EDT
The Los Angeles Clippers have called off trade talks with the Boston Celtics on a deal involving Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett.
The Celtics were seeking DeAndre Jordan and two future first round picks in exchange for the right to hire Rivers as head coach and Garnett.
The Clippers will move forward with their coaching search with Byron Scott meeting with Donald Sterling on Tuesday and Brian Shaw on Wednesday.
The Celtics were insistent on Eric Bledsoe's inclusion earlier in the talks.
Danny Ainge has confirmed to the Boston Globe that talks with the Clippers are dead.
Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Clippers had "cold feet" on the financial aspects of the deal. The Clippers refused to give in to the Celtics' demands for a second first round pick, but Rivers' $35 million contract over five seasons and Jordan's $3 million trade kicker proved too expensive.
ESPN's Chris Broussard reported late on Tuesday that a source categorized the talks as "stalled."
"Never say anything is completely dead in NBA," said the source. "But the Clippers are not looking to revisit right now."
Jun 17, 2013 9:40 PM EDT
The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers will continue their discussions on a trade involving Kevin Garnett and the right to hire Doc Rivers as coach on Tuesday.
The two parties are at an impasse after discussing the deal heavily over the past few days.
The Celtics are seeking a trade package centered around DeAndre Jordan. The Celtics are no longer asking the Clippers for the inclusion of Eric Bledsoe, but are instead adamant about receiving two first round picks. The Clippers must also pay the $3.5 million trade kicker on Jordan's contract.
The Clippers will give Rivers a five-year, $35 million contract.
Rivers is uninterested in remaining with the Celtics during their rebuilding process and is torn on whether to return if the deal falls apart.
Garnett is willing to waive his no-trade clause to be dealt to the Clippers, giving him an opportunity to compete for a title while living in his Malibu home.
Jun 17, 2013 1:18 PM EDT
Kevin McHale would presumably be a head coach of interest to the Boston Celtics should they move forward with a move that would send Doc Rivers to the Los Angeles Clippers.
But McHale is currently the head coach of the Houston Rockets and the team would not let him leave for the Celtics, according to sources.
McHale replaced Rick Adelman during the 2011 offseason.
Jun 17, 2013 12:01 PM EDT
The Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics continue to discuss a deal involving Kevin Garnett and the right to hire Doc Rivers as head coach.
The Clippers are offering DeAndre Jordan and draft compensation. Danny Ainge and the Celtics are seeking the inclusion of Eric Bledsoe, but sources say they have begun to show a willingness to accept another asset.
Rivers would replace Vinny Del Negro as head coach of the Clippers.
Jun 17, 2013 12:19 AM EDT
Doc Rivers has not ruled out taking time off from coaching for a return to his broadcasting career and returning afterward to coaching, according to a source.
"You guys (media) have been around Doc long enough to know that's always been something he's talked about," the source said. "So it shouldn't come as a surprise.
"And frankly, now is probably as good a time as any for him to go that route."
The reported deal between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers -- in which Rivers would be freed to coach in L.A. -- has stalled.
Jun 15, 2013 8:02 PM EDT
Doc Rivers has been informed that the Los Angeles Clippers won't accept the Boston Celtics offer, according to sources.
The Clippers have been trying to acquire the rights to have Rivers as their coach along with Kevin Garnett in exchange for DeAndre Jordan and one future first round pick.
The Celtics have been seeking the inclusion of Eric Bledsoe and a second first round pick, who has presumably become the deal breaker.
With Rivers presumably off the board, the Clippers will offer the job to Brian Shaw or Lionel Hollins next week.
"Not looking good, but I wouldn't say (it's over) for sure," said a source that spoke with Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Jun 15, 2013 7:58 PM EDT
The Los Angeles Clippers are engaged in discussions with the Boston Celtics on a deal that would involve Kevin Garnett and Doc Rivers.
The Clippers would send DeAndre Jordan and two first round picks to the Celtics for Garnett and the right to hire Rivers as their head coach.
Garnett is willing to waive his no-trade clause.
Donald Sterling is prepared to pay Rivers an annual salary of $7 million.
The Celtics are also seeking the inclusion of Eric Bledsoe, but the Clippers want to include him in another package.
The Celtics and Rivers seek a resolution to the talks within the next few days.
Jun 15, 2013 11:50 AM EDT
Doc Rivers has a non-compete clause in his contract with the Boston Celtics.
The clause reads that Rivers cannot work for another NBA team for the duration of his contract. Rivers has three years and $21 million remaining on the deal.
Danny Ainge could allow Rivers to leave and become head coach of another team in exchange for draft picks and cash considerations.
Jun 14, 2013 1:34 PM EDT
The Boston Celtics would consider hiring Vinny Del Negro if Doc Rivers decides to leave, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the situation.
Ainge is said to be is an admirer of Del Negro’s up-tempo philosophy.
“As a stopgap for that situation, sure,” said one source. “Vinnie would be the perfect person for what they need. All of the all-star coaches, or whatever you want to call them, are going, and knowing how Danny feels about him, (Del Negro) would be a good fit.”
Del Negro owns a career winning percentage of .533 in five seasons as coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Clippers.
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