Doc Rivers Planning To Decide Future With Celtics by Monday

by June 22, 2013

After talks stalled again with the Clippers on Friday, Doc Rivers and Celtics GM Danny Ainge are giving themselves 48 more hours to get something done. Rivers will have an answer on his future with Celtics on Monday, according to Yahoo: “Doc Rivers informed the Los Angeles Clippers that he is no longer a candidate for the franchise’s coaching job and will use the weekend to decide his coaching future with the Boston Celtics, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. After further talks on compensation between the Celtics and Clippers failed to produce an agreement on Friday afternoon, Celtics general manager Danny Ainge and Rivers’ frustration with the negotiations caused both to leave the process, league sources said. Rivers had his agent tell the Clippers of his decision, sources said. Ainge had wanted a first-round draft pick from the Clippers to let Rivers out of his contract, but the Clippers offered only a future second-round pick, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Within the NBA, there had been growing doubt that owner Donald Sterling wanted to pay the five-year, $35 million contract he had negotiated with Rivers, nor give up any first-round picks in the deal.”