The Boston Globe reports that the scaled down version of the Celtics and Clippers mega deal is also off the table now. Danny Ainge himself has called the deal, ‘dead’, and still expects Doc Rivers to coach the Celtics next season.
News broke Saturday that a deal that would send Rivers, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to the Clippers for DeAndre Jordan, Eric Bledsoe and Caron Butler was near completion. Talks broke down when the Clippers became reluctant to include Bledsoe in the trade. The two teams resumed negotiations on Monday morning when the Celtics said the Clippers could take Bledsoe off the table if they were willing to take back the contracts of Jason Terry and Courtney Lee. The Clippers once again determined that this was not an option for them.
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