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Clippers, Celtics call off deal over Doc Rivers

Clippers, Celtics call off deal over Doc Rivers

The Clippers and Boston Celtics have called off a blockbuster deal Tuesday that centered around coach Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett coming to Los Angeles, The Los Angeles Times has learned.

The final sticking point that stopped the deal was Boston president of basketball operations Danny Ainge insisting that Clippers vice president of basketball operations Gary Sacks give the Celtics two No. 1 draft picks along with DeAndre Jordan, said league officials who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

Sacks was prepared to trade Jordan and one No. 1 pick for the rights to negotiate with Rivers and to acquire Garnett, but refused to add another first-round pick, the executives said.

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