Feb 19, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers reacts during the first half against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Nuggets Offered Boston Celtics First Round Pick For Doc Rivers

When opportunity knocks, you answer and for the Denver Nuggets who currently sit void of a head coach, it’s knocking loud and clear.

Earlier today, the NBA told the Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics that they would be unable to execute the trades they had agreed upon as the deals would violate league rules.

The Celtics continued to ask the Clippers for compensation for head coach Doc Rivers, something the Clippers (for whatever reason) reportedly do not want to do.

Enter the Denver Nuggets who according to Yahoo Sports have offered up a first round pick in exchange for Rivers and did so over a week ago when they heard the Clippers and Celtics were talking about potential trades.

Per Yahoo:

Shortly after firing George Karl, the Denver Nuggets offered the Boston Celtics a first-round draft pick as compensation to pry coach Doc Rivers out of his contract, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

At the time, the Celtics weren’t willing to let Rivers go but their status may have changed after speaking with their long time head coach earlier this week. Could we see Rivers in Denver?

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