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Reports: Celtics-Clippers deal dead, Danny Ainge wants Doc Rivers back

Posted By Jerry Spar On June 18, 2013 @ 12:45 pm In General | 30 Comments

According to multiple reports, the Celtics [1] and Clippers ended their trade discussions Tuesday after failing to reach a compromise.

ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne tweeted [2] that the Clippers have walked away and are saying that talks are “off,” while The Boston Globe’s Baxter Holmes tweeted [3] that Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge has confirmed the breakdown of negotiations.

The talks are said to have centered around the Celtics sending Kevin Garnett [4] and coach Doc Rivers [5] to Los Angeles for DeAndre Jordan and a first-round draft pick, but apparently the Celtics wanted a second first-round pick and the Clippers were not amenable to sweetening the pot.

Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reported [6] that the Clippers also were hesitant to pay Rivers a $35 million extension as well as $3 million for Jordan’s trade kicker. Wojnarowski additionally tweeted [7] that Ainge has called Rivers to update him on the situation and tell him that he still wants him back to coach the Celtics.


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[2] tweeted: https://twitter.com/ramonashelburne/status/347028906819334144

[3] tweeted: https://twitter.com/BaxterHolmes/status/347028960858759169

[4] Kevin Garnett: http://media.weei.com/basketball/kevin-garnett.htm

[5] Doc Rivers: http://media.weei.com/basketball/doc-rivers.htm

[6] reported: https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/347031502514683904

[7] tweeted: https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/347032154762514433

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