One of the more surprising rumors to have surfaced over the last 48 hours involves Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers returning for the 2013-14 season, but doing so with the Los Angeles Clippers. But while the move does make a lot of sense, a report in the Los Angeles Times calls the rumors “far-fetched” and unlikely to happen.
The notion that the Clippers could somehow get Celtics Coach Doc Rivers and satisfy the high demands from Boston has become a “far-fetched” possibility that L.A. “doesn’t see happening,” according to several NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
It seemed to be a rumor that shot out of nowhere but it’s apparently gained a lot of traction in the NBA world — well everywhere but Los Angeles. But as ‘far-fetched” as it still seems and has been pointed out as being, Rivers with the Clippers makes a lot of sense and he would likely bring along Kevin Garnett as part of the move.
But the Clippers may be losing Chris Paul this offseason and that uncertainty isn’t something Rivers wants to deal with. However, bringing in Rivers would likely keep Paul in town, which gives the Clippers incentive to reach out and try to grab him away from the Celtics. Danny Ainge reportedly blocked the Clippers from talking to Rivers though, which means the possibility of him coming to Los Angeles is getting less and less likely.
Still, it’s a nice thought to have and stranger things have happened in the NBA.