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Doc Rivers, Clippers reach agreement

After a second false start, an elaborate trade that would allow Doc Rivers to coach the Los Angeles Clippers is almost complete, SB Nation reports. The deal is now pending league approval.

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Doc Rivers didn't initiate move to LA

USA Today sat down with newly installed Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers, who said he didn't initiate his career move and wants to teach a talented team how to win together.

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Alvin Gentry joins Clippers as assistant

The former Phoenix Suns and Clippers coach returns to L.A. as Doc Rivers' lead assistant.

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Danny Ainge discusses the Celtics' future

Danny Ainge said coach Doc Rivers felt like it was time to leave Boston and that the futures of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce are uncertain.

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Doc to Clips is official

The Los Angeles Clippers will give a wealth of power to newly-signed coach Doc Rivers.

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Doc signs deal with Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers have locked in Doc Rivers for a reported three-year deal.

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Doc, Clips still negotiating contract

The Doc Rivers trade is still not complete. But it seems more a technicality and less another twist in the most confusing trade saga in recent memory.

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Price for Doc necessary to keep CP3

Trading an unprotected pick for the rights to pay a coach $7 million isn't ideal, but doing so to guarantee you lock up an All-NBA point guard makes sense.

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The end of Ubuntu

With the likely departure of Doc Rivers to the Los Angeles Clippers, the Boston Celtics' long-delayed rebuilding effort can finally begin in earnest.

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Ainge could replace Rivers as Celtics coach

The Celtics have agreed to a deal to send Doc Rivers to Los Angeles, and could replace him with president of basketball operations Danny Ainge.

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Rivers told Boston he would return without trade

If the Celtics couldn't reach a deal with the Clippers, Rivers was prepared to coach Boston during the 2013-2014 season.

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Paul expected to stay in L.A. with Rivers deal

The Clippers await approval on a trade that would land them Doc Rivers. If the league clears the deal, Chris Paul is expected to stay with the organization.

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Rivers to L.A., pending league approval

Doc Rivers will indeed be heading to the Clippers for a 2015 first-round pick, pending league approval. However, the league is unlikely to allow Kevin Garnett to join him, SB Nation reports.

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Clippers, Celtics reach deal pending approval

The Celtics and Clippers have reportedly agreed to a deal that would send Doc Rivers to Los Angeles.

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Clippers offer future 1st-round pick for Rivers

The Clippers have called the Celtics with an offer on the table for the rights to Doc Rivers.

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Clippers, Scott talk contract numbers

The Los Angeles Clippers have discussed contract parameters with Chris Paul's former coach but it's unclear if he is the first option.

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The end of Doc and Rondo

As Doc Rivers contemplates escaping Boston, whither Rajon Rondo?

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Rivers, Celtics to reach decision by Monday

There's now a timetable for Doc Rivers' future with the Boston Celtics.

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Doc Rivers, Clippers not 'dead' until LA hires a different coach

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Rivers, Clippers deal dead again as Doc gives up

Doc Rivers is reportedly no longer pursuing the Clippers' coaching gig.

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Doc Rivers press conference abruptly rescheduled

The Boston Celtics scheduled a press conference with Doc Rivers and Danny Ainge for Friday, and then promptly rescheduled the event for Monday. Have they created a new negotiating window with Clippers owner Donald Sterling?

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Nuggets offered a 1st round pick for Doc Rivers

Before the Clippers and Celtics began negotiations for Rivers, the Denver Nuggets reportedly made a push.

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Clippers-Celtics deal in jeopardy

A blockbuster between the Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics could be in jeopardy.

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Clippers want Rivers before making trade

The Los Angeles Clippers hope to appease the NBA's concerns about working around the current collective bargaining agreement.

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NBA questions legality of Clippers-Celtics trade

The NBA is reportedly concerned that the rumored deal between the Celtics and Clippers is going to be illegal -- if it ever gets agreed upon, anyway.

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Celtics Rumors: Del Negro won't replace Rivers

If the Boston Celtics complete a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers to send Doc Rivers to L.A., Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports says Vinny Del Negro is not a candidate to replace Rivers in Boston.

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Clippers, Celtics awaits Sterling's word on trade

Naturally, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is the last hurdle in finalizing a deal with the Boston Celtics for Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett.

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Poor Brian Shaw

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Doc Rivers, Kevin Garnett trade to Clippers could be completed Wednesday night

One source close to the talks expressed optimism that a deal could be done as soon as Wednesday night, with the Clippers swapping DeAndre Jordan for Garnett and Boston receiving two first-round draft picks as compensation for Rivers.

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CP3 causes Clips' return to Rivers-Garnett talks

The Clippers are back in discussions with the Celtics about the Doc Rivers, Kevin Garnett deal, and it's because of Chris Paul.

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Clippers, Celtics resume trade talks, again

The Los Angeles Clippers reached out to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday with hopes of rekindling trade discussions, according to a report.

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Clips, Celtics could re-engage in Rivers/KG talks

Zombie trade rumor! The Celtics and Clippers may look to bring talks for Rivers and KG back from the dead prior to next week's NBA Draft.

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Paul OK without Doc

The Doc Rivers deal would have assured Chris Paul stayed with the Clippers, but the point guard didn't object when it fell through.

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Before you believe this trade is dead...

... Remember when Chris Paul to the Clippers was also dead two years ago? Let me refresh your memory. Here's Adrian Wojnarowski and Marc Spears' report for Yahoo! Sports on December 12, 2011.

The Clippers could be willing to give the Hornets a future first-round pick, sources said, but they're enthralled with the idea of the unprotected 2012 first-round pick they acquired from the Minnesota Timberwolves possibly turning into an Anthony Davis of Kentucky or a Harrison Barnes of North Carolina. The Clippers remain resistant to the thought of surrendering both that pick and shooting guard Eric Gordon in a package.

The Clippers backed out of a possible deal with the Hornets Monday because they considered the demands of NBA officials - who are presiding over the Hornets' trade talks - too steep.

One day later, Paul was headed to L.A., and both Gordon and the 2012 first-round pick were included.

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Could this deal get revived?

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Clippers fans react to trade dying

The reason the Clippers have done as well as they have in getting Boston to back off from demands such as getting Eric Bledsoe in the deal or having the Clippers take back a bad contract is because they've treated the deal all along as something they don't need. They have other options they like to coach the team, they can trade their resources for other players. So on a couple of occasions they've walked away saying "Thanks but no thanks." The problem is, you have to mean it. It's a great bargaining tactic if you mean it. But meaning it may eventually entail passing on the deal. The ball is in the Celtics court; we'll see if the deal is really "dead, dead, dead." It will be dead when the Clippers hire another coach, and with Shaw coming in tomorrow, there's at least another day.

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Doc Rivers, KG trade to Clippers officially dead

The rumored mega-trade between the Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics for Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett is reportedly dead, according to sources on both sides of the deal.

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What happened Monday in the Doc-KG talks

The Celtics and Clippers are working out a somewhat confusing trade with Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett headed to Los Angeles. We round up what we found out Monday about the negotiations in a deal that seemed dead.

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C's want two first-rounders, Jordan for KG, Rivers

The Celtics and Clippers are near a deal that would send DeAndre Jordan and two first-round picks to Boston for Kevin Garnett and the right to sign Doc Rivers as coach, but the Clips aren't quite willing.

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Clippers, Celtics reach standstill on Rivers trade

The scenario involving Doc Rivers being traded to the Clippers is complicated and it could take some sign to sort out, but it does seem likely to happen.

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Will Pierce join Rivers, KG in Los Angeles?

The Clippers seem intent on landing Paul Pierce once they complete a deal for his Celtics colleagues.

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A very important consideration

You'll recall this unfortunate decision by Terry, who is now rumored to potentially be on the move to the Clippers.

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Celtics-Clippers deal almost done?

The pieces are coming together for a blockbuster trade between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers.

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Could a third team be brought in?

If the Celtics and Clippers cannot work something out between the two parties, another option might be to try to make this complex deal even more complicated. Like for instance, by including a third team into the mix. A team like the Magic or Pacers or perhaps even the Rockets or Mavericks or a team I haven't thought of yet.

Celtics Blog wonders if a third team could solve the Celtics-Clippers stalemate?
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Do both sides need this to happen?

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Garnett, Rivers talks in Boston and LA aren't dead

The Clippers and Celtics are still attempting to hammer out a compromise that would send Kevin Garnett to Los Angeles and allow for Boston coach Doc Rivers to join him.

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Celtics want Rivers back next season

Report also indicates Clippers' unwillingness to part with DeAndre Jordan and Eric Bledsoe has caused potential deal to stall.

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Clippers 'moving forward' without Doc

It looks like the Clippers won't be putting together a big deal with the Celtics after all.

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KG may be bound for Clippers

If the Celtics and Clippers agree to a deal involving KG and Doc Rivers, the future Hall of Fame big man won't get in the way.

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Celtics, Clips talking trade for Rivers & players

Boston and L.A. have begun talking Doc Rivers, but will a deal come together?

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Doc, KG, Pierce interested in teaming up in L.A.?

Doc Rivers, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce have interest in joining the Clippers, and that scenario is not out of the realm of possibility.

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Rivers to Clips complicated by non-compete clause

The Clippers want Doc Rivers, but his contract with the Celtics would make it extremely difficult to hire him.

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Doc Rivers to Clippers 'far fetched'

Celtics GM Danny Ainge isn't going to let Doc Rivers coach the Clippers unless L.A. is willing to give up a huge haul of assets in a trade. Don't expect Doc Rivers to become the next head coach of the Clippers.

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Let Rivers run

The Celtics' coach allegedly wants to continue his career elsewhere as Boston is on the precipice of a rebuild. Why would Danny Ainge keep him?

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Celtics deny Clippers permission to visit Rivers

Whatever happens with Celtics head coach Doc Rivers, don't expect to see him coaching from the Clippers' sideline.

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Doc Rivers, Clippers interested in one another?

Though Doc Rivers' status with the Boston Celtics is undetermined, there are whispers that he could look into coaching the Los Angeles Clippers should he leave Beantown.

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Doc Rivers' future depends on if Boston rebuilds

With the Boston Celtics uncertain about their ability to remain a contender, coach Doc Rivers is wondering whether he should return or not.

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Doc Rivers deciding, Celtics fans waiting

Doc Rivers might step down as the Celtics coach. He might come back for another season. Celtics fans are left in the lurch, and boy, are they lurching.

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