Posted June 17, 2013

Report: Clippers moving on from Doc Rivers

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After one day of swirling rumors, the Clippers are reportedly moving on from Doc Rivers. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

After one day of swirling rumors, the Clippers are reportedly moving on from Doc Rivers. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Clippers are reportedly already moving on from Doc Rivers, prepared to offer the coaching job to Brian Shaw or Lionel Hollins next week.

On Friday, NBA executives told the Los Angeles Times that Rivers to the Clippers would be unlikely, calling it a “far-fetched” possibility.

Rumors of Rivers to the Clippers began to swirl on Saturday morning. The Boston Globe reported that Boston’s president of basketball operations, Danny Ainge, has been giving Rivers his space while the coach decides his future with the team. However, the Los Angeles Times also reported that Ainge turned down the Clippers’ and Nets’ requests to speak with Rivers.

The Boston Globe reported Saturday afternoon that the Clippers and Celtics had a “clear mutual interest” in a transaction involving Rivers and several players.

No details of the trade were made clear, and the latest reports indicate that the “clear mutual interest” in a transaction was fleeting.


3 comments
kingwhat
kingwhat

There's a scene in, I believe in a recent Adam Sandler movie where a young man is asked to get on a bus and give up everything  for his beliefs by his mentor.  The young man readily agrees and asks the mentor if he is going, too.  The mentor quickly replies:  No, I'm on the next bus.   Adios, Doc, the best used car salesman in Boston, since Harry Sinden.

6marK6
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Have I been in a coma for the last ten years? When did Doc Rivers become Red Auerbach? He led one extremely talented team to one ring.

CobyPreimesberger
CobyPreimesberger

in otherwords what the four letter is spewing right now is just them trying to make story where there is none, gee what a suprise they did this with howard two years ago, saying oh he's been traded to this team or this team, and it never happened