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07:17 AM ET 06.17 | The reportedly stalled blockbuster could, in fact, be merely a pause. Doc Rivers may eventually end up with the Los Angeles Clippers in a proposed deal that will include players trading sides as well as draft picks. Talks between the Celtics and Clippers have stalled but will likely be resuscitated between the end of the NBA Finals and the start of the draft. ... It has been open season on NBA coaches for the past few weeks. Lionel Hollins led Memphis to the Western Conference finals for the first time and wasn't asked back. Vinny Del Negro led the Clippers to their most wins ever in the regular season and he's gone, too. P.J. Carlesimo, Larry Drew, Jim Boylan all reached the playoffs in the Eastern Conference and were let go. George Karl was the NBA Coach of the Year.

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June 17, 2013  07:21 AM ET

I just don't care anymore.......

June 17, 2013  08:00 AM ET

This should be mutually beneficial trade for both teams with Clippers getting the short-term gains. I hope they hash it out and make it happen.

June 17, 2013  08:26 AM ET

Sterling is cheap and Doc is vey expensive. Why don't you go w/ Hollins instead? Rondo, Pierce, and KG had made Doc look good. W/out 1 of them in the line up Doc becomes mediocre.

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June 17, 2013  08:35 AM ET

Be funny if VDN went to Boston and led them further in the playoffs than Doc does the Clippers...

June 17, 2013  08:43 AM ET

What is it with Boston teams including coaches/managers in player trades. It looks like the Sox did OK with getting Farrell but it just seems odd to trade a coach.

June 17, 2013  08:52 AM ET
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I just don't care anymore.......

What happened to you? You used to be such a caring person...

June 17, 2013  09:37 AM ET

I think the Clipps do not want to lose CP3 and they hope Doc and Garnett would be a way to keep him.

KG is a rental at this point.

Doc would be a great coach in LA but that team will be quite different with no CP.

Paul should team up with Howard in Houston if they can pull it off.

June 17, 2013  09:42 AM ET
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Be funny if VDN went to Boston and led them further in the playoffs than Doc does the Clippers...

It would be funny but we know that is not going to happen.

With Rose coming back, the Pacers getting better and the Knicks trying to get better, the East is tough sledding for a team with tread on the tires like Boston....

June 17, 2013  09:58 AM ET

Until he was handed KG, Pierce and Ray Allen Rivers was a very mediocre coach. In fact he was on the verge of being fired. He was hated in Boston. If the Celtics can sucker the Clippers into taking Rivers and KGs contracts - and get back draft picks that will be the second Boston heist of an LA team in a year.

June 17, 2013  10:12 AM ET
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Until he was handed KG, Pierce and Ray Allen Rivers was a very mediocre coach. In fact he was on the verge of being fired. He was hated in Boston.

That's right. Before the Celtics landed Ray and Kevin, fans were about ready to run Doc and Danny Anige out of down with pitchforks. Then they win one championship, and Doc is a genius who can walk on water.

If Doc was so damn smart. He would have seen this a few years ago and notice that the Celtics window has been shut. But he signed that contract extension. But he doesn't want to stick around to help rebuild.

June 17, 2013  10:21 AM ET
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Be funny if VDN went to Boston and led them further in the playoffs than Doc does the Clippers...

Funny to you maybe .. Mecca might be less amused.

June 17, 2013  10:27 AM ET
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Until he was handed KG, Pierce and Ray Allen Rivers was a very mediocre coach. In fact he was on the verge of being fired. He was hated in Boston. If the Celtics can sucker the Clippers into taking Rivers and KGs contracts - and get back draft picks that will be the second Boston heist of an LA team in a year.

Look back at the mid 2000 rosters of the Celtics and tell me that Doc should of won more with what he had. I think Doc is overrated but he's still a good coach. Celtics had no business even being in the 2010 Finals or taking the Heat to 7 games in the 2012 ECF's and yet he did. Having said all that, Hollins is also a good coach. But the Clippers don't want to bring the same team back. they want to upgrade the center position because Jordan stinks. And KG isn't going there without Doc.

June 17, 2013  10:32 AM ET
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That's right. Before the Celtics landed Ray and Kevin, fans were about ready to run Doc and Danny Anige out of down with pitchforks. Then they win one championship, and Doc is a genius who can walk on water.If Doc was so damn smart. He would have seen this a few years ago and notice that the Celtics window has been shut. But he signed that contract extension. But he doesn't want to stick around to help rebuild.

Yes Celtics struggled before getting KG. But there is simply no question that Doc has progressively improved as a coach. He's made all the right adjustments in the playoffs and has been a motivator. He's also figured out how to balance veteran with youth and bring them to speed as well.

Like it or not, Doc is a top-3 coach in the NBA right now. He got a good opportunity and he became better at his job. As simple as that

June 17, 2013  11:16 AM ET

If Doc is such a great coach; let him stay in Boston and let's see how good he is at team building & player development now that he has no superstars left perfoming at a high level. Let's see what type of coach he is! But now that it's over in Boston he wants to bail and go to another team with younger superstars. He's following in several coaches footsteps in this regards; but to crown some of these guys as great coaches is a joke.

June 17, 2013  11:46 AM ET
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If Doc is such a great coach; let him stay in Boston and let's see how good he is at team building & player development now that he has no superstars left perfoming at a high level. Let's see what type of coach he is! But now that it's over in Boston he wants to bail and go to another team with younger superstars. He's following in several coaches footsteps in this regards; but to crown some of these guys as great coaches is a joke.

At some point in life the headache of dealing with immaturity is not worth it... STRESS KILLS.

June 17, 2013  12:06 PM ET

Doc is a good coach I don't know what NBA you guys watch. There have been plenty of good coaches let go this offseason. This trade smells of desperation on the Clippers. KG has one year left IMO could probably play another one after but that is it. Celtics need young talent and I guess are willing to take Jordan. Personally I would would rather take my chances in the draft than trade for Jordan set to make 10.9M and 11Million for the next two years. A gamble either way but he could play well with Rondo for 3 quarters.

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