Chris Paul Reportedly Unhappy the Doc Rivers-to-Clippers Deal Fell Apart

by June 23, 2013

With free agency fast approaching, the one man the Clippers don’t want to upset is their free agent-to-be superstar point guard Chris Paul. But according to Yahoo! Sports, by failing to land Doc Rivers in the on-again, off-again trade L.A. and Boston were attempting last week, the Clips have done just that: “Free-agent star Chris Paul pushed the Clippers to hire Rivers as coach, but will have to settle for Lionel Hollins, Brian Shaw or Byron Scott if he plans to re-sign with Los Angeles in July. Paul is unhappy with the fallout over the failed deal, sources told Yahoo! Sports on Friday night. Rivers plans to have a decision on Monday. He is choosing between staying with Boston for his 10th season or leaving for television. If Rivers does leave the job, the Celtics will still require compensation before he can accept a job elsewhere in the NBA.”