Clippers walk away from deal with Boston Celtics

Doc Rivers

Negotiating tactic or Clippers business as usual? Talks have broken down between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Clippers. The two teams were in talks to trade Kevin Garnett to Clipper Nation along with the services of head coach Doc Rivers.

According to ESPN LA, the two teams have no plans to speak again, and the Clippers are preparing to move on and hire a coach this week.

“The talks broke down Tuesday morning when the Clippers “refused to budge” on Boston’s latest proposal that asked for DeAndre Jordan, straight up for Garnett, and two first-round draft picks as compensation for allowing Rivers out of the final three-years and $21 million of his contract,”

The Clippers are expected to move ahead with second interviews with Byron Scott on Tuesday and Brian Shaw on Wednesday, where each will meet with owner Donald Sterling. Lionel Hollins already completed his two-day interview process last week.

The team expects to hire a coach by the end of this week, or early next week.”