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Friday, June 28th, 2013 at 1:30 pm  |  3 responses

Doc Rivers Says the Boston Celtics Wanted to Unload His Contract and Others


The Boston Celtics have undergone a major, shocking makeover this summer. Their head coach is gone, and so are two of the team’s biggest stars. Doc Rivers says the organization was looking to shed contracts, and decided to blow the whole thing up. (Rivers also pooh-poohed the rumors that he and Rajon Rondo nearly came to blows.) Per the Dan Patrick Show: “They wanted to unload contracts for draft picks,’ Rivers said. ‘I happened to be one of those contracts. This is a direct quote from an owner. This is a win-win for us. … Clearly I had a selfish motive. I had a chance to not rebuild and go to a team that is in a different phase of our franchise. This [was] done together.’ […] ‘It happens with a lot of players,’ Rivers said. ‘But Rondo and I’s relationship is terrific. When the news was consummated, we exchanged texts. We have a good relationship. It’s amazing when you get traded or leave, stories that happened three years ago [come out].’”

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  • OfftheWall87

    People will believe what they choose to believe about this whether it’s true or not. Celtics fans should thank him for what he did along with KG, Pierce and Ray during their run and let it go.

  • bike

    Very true. From a pure basketball viewpoint, this was really not a bad move. From a sentimental and historic viewpoint, it sucks. Can’t have it all in this tough business.

  • Stainless

    All good things come to an end… Instead of laying all the aggression on what just
    happened, and blaming these guys, there should be respect for the
    accomplishments they achieved. Eventually, the chapters have to change…

    Nobody is ever content.

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