Doc Rivers Would Become Los Angeles Clippers Number One Option

Doc Rivers would become the Los Angeles Clippers' number one option

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

May 3, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers watches from the sideline as they take on the New York Knicks in game six of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY SportsRumors are flying around right now about whether or not Doc Rivers will return to the Boston Celtics next season, and the Los Angeles Clippers are very interested.

It’s being reported by the LA Times that IF Rivers leaves, he’ll become the Clippers’ first option, but in the meantime they’re still interviewing coaches.

Lionel Hollis had his interview with the team rescheduled for Thursday.

There’s one big thing that could keep the Clippers from getting Rivers: money. This shouldn’t be shocking to anyone who has followed the Clippers organization closely.

Owner Donald Sterling is notoriously -- how can we put this delicately -- cheap.

Currently, Rivers is owed $7 million/year for the next three seasons. This means if the Clippers wanted him, they’d have to pay that and possibly compensate the Celtics too.

It’s been said that Sterling will go as high as $5 million, but that’s about it.

This is like a guy finally getting the supermodel of his dreams, but she’s still married. So, he has to pay for her divorce and keep her living the life she’s used to.

Is it really worth it?

We’ll just have to see how hot of a supermodel the Clippers think Rivers is.
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