Chris Paul Not Happy That Clippers-Celtics Talks Are Dead

6/23/13 in NBA   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

May 3, 2013; Memphis, TN, USA; Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul (3) brings the ball up court in game six of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the Memphis Grizzlies at FedEx Forum.  Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 118-105.  Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY SportsAfter trying out every feasible scenario, the Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics were not able to come to a deal that would send Doc Rivers to Los Angeles.

The coach said himself that he’s not in the running anymore, and is thinking about his future in Boston in the meantime.

Some people think it’s because notoriously cheap Clippers owner Donald Sterling didn’t want to pay Doc’s considerable salary, and this was a way to get out of it.

No matter the reason, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Chris Paul is unhappy about the conclusion, or lack of one.

Paul, who is a free agent on July 1st, was let to publicly take the fall for the firing of coach Vinny Del Negro, and wasn’t feeling good about that.

Now, it was released that Paul was behind the Clippers reopening trade talks with the Celtics to get Rivers, but it just didn’t happen.

The Clippers have said that they want Paul to re-sign with them, but they’re doing a bang-up job convincing him.

It’s unfortunate that an owner would let a player, who isn’t even signed with them yet, to take the fall for the hirings and firings.
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