The entire truth about how, and why Doc Rivers left the Celtics for the Clippers will forever be a mystery. I don’t think we’ll ever know the entire truth. Danny Ainge insinuated that Doc wanted to leave, while that’s not exactly what Doc is saying. Either way, what’s done it done.
But admitted Celtics fanboy and ESPN analyst, Bill Simmons, isn’t satisfied. During Thursday night’s ESPN’s NBA draft coverage, Simmons said he felt as if Doc quit on the Celtics. Later on that evening, Shelley Smith interviewed Doc about the draft, Garnett and Pierce being traded to Brooklyn and Simmons essentially calling him a quitter. To which Do replied, “I’d like to call him an idiot, but I’m too classy for that.”
Naturally, Simmons fired back and cited Doc’s inconsistency throughout the entire process. I’m not necessarily a Simmons fan, but he’s not afraid to pop off.
Reece Davis was a little too startled by the whole thing.