Report: Los Angeles Clippers Now Willing to Give First Round Pick to Boston Celtics for Doc Rivers?

December 27, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers in the first half against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

It’s the trade that refuses to die.

After reportedly being dead – multiple times – the Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics still may work out something for head coach Doc Rivers.

While the originally agreed upon deal of DeAndre Jordan heading to the Celtics in exchange for Kevin Garnett apparently (and I stress apparently) is still dead at this point, the Clippers may be softening on their refusal to give up anything more than a second round pick for Celtics head coach, Doc Rivers.

Per the Boston Globe:

There’s still a chance that the Clippers could meet the Celtics’ asking price of a first-round pick, which could lead to the Celtics releasing Rivers from his contract, allowing him to head west to coach Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, and chase another championship.

But as it stands, the most plausible options facing Rivers are A) to return to coach the Celtics for a 10th season — he’s under contract with Boston for three more seasons worth a total of $21 million; or B) leave coaching and return to the broadcast booth.

A decision is ‘likely’ to come Monday. Which means probably next Friday.

Topics: Boston Celtics, Doc Rivers, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA Trade Rumors

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