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6/19/2013
Source: LAC Ends Rivers-KG Talks

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Clippers informed the Boston Celtics on Tuesday morning they are pulling out of talks to acquire Kevin Garnett and Doc Rivers, sources said Tuesday.

The teams have no plans to speak again, the sources said, and the Clippers are preparing to move on and hire a coach this week.

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge, meanwhile, confirmed to The Boston Globe that the talks between the teams had ended.

Ainge told the newspaper that the Celtics have told Rivers that they want him to return to coach the team next season.

"He has been told that all along," Ainge told The Globe.

The question now is whether Rivers still desires to return after this publicized flirtation with the Clippers and his uneasiness about a rebuilding process in Boston.

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.




A Clippers source insists the team was willing to pay Rivers a salary commensurate with what he was making in Boston and had, in fact, already agreed to that aspect.

"This was about the actual trade," the source said, "and not giving up too many assets" when they still have "plenty of options."

The Clippers will now go forward with second interviews of Byron Scott on Tuesday and Brian Shaw on Wednesday, where each will meet with owner Donald Sterling. Lionel Hollins had a two-day interview in which he met with Sterling last week.

Clippers sources say the team expects to hire a coach by the end of this week, or early next week.







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