After talks failed again on Friday, Doc Rivers will no longer pursue the Clippers coaching job, league source tells Y!
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 21, 2013
Is this it? Is this REALLY IT???
The Docudrama has taken a new, and possibly fatal, turn.
A league source just told the Herald that negotiations between the Celtics and Clippers over the release of Doc Rivers from his contract have ended.
Though there is a slim chance that talks could resume for a third time, both sides appeared to acknowledge today that nothing can be gained.
“The Celtics’ price (for Rivers) was a first round pick, and the Clippers weren’t willing to do that,” said the source, who added that it remained unclear if the Celtics could have even scored a second round pick for their coach of the last nine years.
I’m not going to believe a goddamn thing until the Clippers hire a coach. There is a distinct possibility that this is all one, big, choreographed dance to drive an apparent final nail in the coffin in an effort to satisfy the league’s fears that this is a simultaneous, illegal trade of a player and coach.
We’ll get into what happens next when this officially dies. It’s dead for now.