Doc Rivers unsure about returning to Celtics after Clippers trade dies, according to report


Trade talks between the Celtics and Clippers died on Tuesday.

Doc Rivers is unsure about returning to the Boston Celtics, according a report from Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, after the proposed trade that would've sent him to the Los Angeles Clippers officially fell through on Tuesday morning.

Rivers is still under contract for three years and $21 million with the Celtics, but the relationship between the coach and his franchise is likely going to be a bit rocky following everything that has come out -- by way of sources -- since the rumors surrounding Rivers to LA surfaced again last week.

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Wojnarowski doesn't have Rivers going on record to talk about being uncertain about returning to Boston, but the scribe does detail the reasons Doc might be unsure about his future with the Celtics.

This Clippers play was a gamble for Rivers, who has jeopardized his immense popularity in Boston with the bid to be part of a bold deal to go to Los Angeles with Garnett.

Rivers pushed for the Clippers partnership because of his desire to bypass a rebuilding process with Boston. As one source tied to Boston ownership and Rivers said, "You don't just move on from this and act like nothing happened."

The Celtics and Rivers are expected to reach a resolution -- one way or the other -- in the next few days according to the report. If that resolution doesn't involve Rivers in Boston, he'll either end up out of coaching, back in broadcasting or in another trade as the Celtics would continue to insist on compensation if any other NBA team tries to hire Rivers in either a coaching or managing role prior to his contract expiring.

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