Jun 26, 2013; Playa Vista, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers talks to the media after he was introduced during a press conference at the Clippers Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Doc Rivers “very disappointed”, says Danny Ainge lied about how he left Celtics


New Los Angeles Clippers Head Coach Doc Rivers had a messy departure from the Boston Celtics this summer, and told a Boston radio station Thursday morning that Celtics General Manage Danny Ainge lied about the move to Los Angeles being a sole decision on Rivers’ part.

Ainge was quoted during the press conference as saying Los Angeles was  “…not a place that I chose for him to go or a place that I wanted him to be.”

“Honestly, I was very disappointed in that part of Danny’s press conference, ” Rivers told The Dennis & Callahan Show on Thursday morning. “Other than that, Danny and I have no issues. Danny knows, just like I know, that that’s not true.”

Rivers maintains that when the Celtics released him from the three years left on his contract that it was part of a larger organizational overhaul.

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