Talks between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers seem to have dissolved as the two sides couldn’t come to an agreement on their huge trade involving Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett.
The Boston Herald’s Steve Bulpett joined Gresh & Zo on Wednesday and discussed the Doc Rivers situation with the Celtics. How odd it is that a guy that’s loved as much as he is in town and that once called himself a Celtic is looking for a way out of town.
“It’s strange because, you know, here’s a guy saying one thing repeatedly, ‘I want to be in the Jerry Sloan/Gregg Popovich vein, I want to stay with one team, I will either coach the Celtics next year or I won’t coach at all’…now he’s thinking about palm trees and In & Out Burger.”
Is it a case where Rivers told the Celtics before signing his latest contract that he wasn’t interested in staying with the team through a rebuilding process?
“The discussion was had before they signed the contract, the discussion has been had regularly over the last bunch of years that this day was coming and Doc had said repeatedly that he was on board.”
At some point a decision must be made, Doc is either in or out as Celtics head coach. When does the decision get made, what’s the deadline? If Doc stays in Boston will guys be motivated to play for him knowing he was looking to get out of town?