Rivers called Boston’s rebuild “the best job I’ve seen in sports… maybe ever.” From the Boston Herald:
“Love Danny (Ainge), love (owner Steve Pagliuca), that whole group, and I just want them to do well. I really do. I love what they’ve done.
“I think the turnaround in four years starting with hiring Brad and then going from … (Ainge) and (assistant general manager) Mike Zarren have done the best job I’ve seen in sports in a long, long time of rebuilding. Maybe ever.”
The Celtics, of course, even got a 2015 first-round pick from the Clippers in exchange for Rivers.