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Friday, 10 May 2013 01:07

Stephen A. Smith talks again: Doc Rivers being recruited by the Brooklyn Nets

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Stephen A. Smith talks again. Who's listening?

After ruffling the feathers of Boston Celtics fans with his big trade rumor, Smith talked to Brooklyn's SNY.TV and decided to make yet another declaration regarding the C's...

“Expect the Boston Celtics to receive a call for permission to talk to Doc Rivers… Expect Brian Shaw of the Indiana Pacers to get a call,” and he also mentioned Larry Brown. He then returned to the man who will lead the search.

Stephen A. Smith

on Nets interest in Doc Rivers

Screamin' Stephen, why are you doing it again?

At the start of this week, Smith got the New England area buzzing with a trade that would send Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Doc Rivers(?) to the Los Angeles Clippers for Eric Bledsoe, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan and Caron Butler. Smith quickly backed off his quizzical trade rumor by Tweeting, Listen: I said what's being talked about, scenarios that are being contemplated. Can't rule anything out W/ Clips/Celts. Absolutely nothing!

Now Stephen A. is making declarations about the future of Doc Rivers and the Boston Celtics.

I would never put much of anything past Mr. Prokhorov and his I can buy anything/anyone business tactics. Not to mention, why wouldn't the Nets billionaire owner have a desire to recruit Rivers?

Doc Rivers would not commit to a return to the bench next season for the Boston Celtics. Let's not forget however, Doc Rivers contemplates his future after just about every season. Rivers is currently under contract for three more seasons AND he has made a commitment to Danny Ainge during the C's rebuilding process. If there's one thing that fans can take away from Doc during his tenure in Boston, he's a man of his word.

I say Doc stays put.



Nick Gelso

Nick Gelso is the Founding Partner and CEO of North Station Media, CLNS Radio. Gelso has been covering the NBA and Boston Celtics since 2008. He has locker room experience and is an accomplished NBA columnist and radio personality. Gelso has appeared on Boston radio, Las Vegas television, ESPNBoston, CBS Sports. He is co-host of CLNSRadio's flagship production, the Celtics Late Night Show and co-owner of CLNSRadio.


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