Doc Rivers Holding Up Deal For Him to Coach Clippers Over Contract Wording


This has been the most complicated trade situation since David Stern blocked Chris Paul going to the Lakers for basketball reasons.

At this point it isn’t the NBA, but Rivers that is holding up the deal.

The official completion of the deal that will send Doc Rivers to the Los Angeles Clippers is being delayed because Rivers and his representatives are still negotiating the language in the coach’s new contract, league sources told’s Jackie MacMullan.

The NBA has not approved the deal yet, but the league also is not holding up the completion of the transaction, a league source told MacMullan.