Reports over the weekend indicate the Boston Celtics may be willing to more or less "trade" head coach Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett to the Los Angeles Clippers in a blockbuster deal. As of this moment, the deal between Boston and LA is far from a certainty.
The championship window for the Celtics has closed and with 3 years left on his contract, Doc Rivers is trying to force his way out, plain and simple. Only a handful of coaches in professional sports could try and maneuver a power play like this without getting creamed by fans and the media. Doc Rivers is one of them. Because he's so well liked by the media and has won a title in Boston, he can force his way out under contract and try to land in a better situation.
But if the trade doesn't work out with Los Angeles, it's looking less and less likely Rivers will coach another game in Boston. It would be just a tad awkward seeing as how he's trying to find a way to not coach the Celtics next season.
Another outlet for Doc could be the broadcast booth, where he worked for NBC at last year's Olympics and most notably for ESPN/ABC in 2004, when he announced the Finals with Al Michaels. A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN New England reports Rivers may return to announcing and take a break from coaching:no comments