Re: Celtics DENY Clippers permission to talk to Rivers
posted at 6/14/2013 9:51 AM EDT
BirdLewsBias, you bring up something with your post. What IS Ainge's responsibility? Celtics or Doc, KG, PP? But first, if Ainge permitted teams to contact Doc, we'd sure find out sooner rather than later just who would come calling and with what to offer. Teams would be lining up to speak to Doc.
Is Ainge's responsibility to allow the worst team in the league looking for a head coach to contact Doc (when he knows that's not what Doc wants) which could result in the Celtics getting a possible lottery pick OR is it to deny a team that really wants Doc, like the Clips, who might afford us a late 1st round pick?
Is Ainge's responsiblity to consider that Doc, if he wants to move on, wants to go to a team "primed" to contend for the title, like the Clips or Memphis, and thus should allow Doc that opportunity?
CAN DOC JUST STEP DOWN AND SUBSEQUENTLY SIGN WITH THE CLIPS with the Celtics getting no recompense? Or, because he's under contract with the Celtics, the Celtics have his "coaching rights" and could prohibit him from coaching anywhere else if he leaves the Celtics? How does that go? Where is Fierce when you need him?
It appears that the groundwork (if you believe the reports) has been laid and this mega-deal (including players, picks and a coach), if done right, could significantly position both teams for what they want short-term (Clips) and long-term (Celtics) so let's start putting it together. The reconstruction of the Celtics is inevitable so let's get it under way while we have a decent possible offer to consider (again if you believe reports).