Re: You are totally misreading the Doc situation
posted at 6/23/2013 9:21 AM EDT
In response to rkarp's comment:
In response to Karllost's comment:
In response to rkarp's comment:
Doc is not the bad guy here. No one is the bad guy.
Doc did not want to sign a 5 year deal. He wanted to go year to year. Ainge wanted him to sign for 5 years to keep PP, KG and resign Green, and lure other free agents.
Doc would stay on UNTIL the best opportunity to rebuild offered itself. Doc's contract was an asset in the rebuilding, even if Doc took a year or two off, the contract afforded the C's leverage for a return asset for Doc.
This was an agreement between Doc and Ainge
The agreement with the Clips for a 2014 choice which would be combined with the C's choice to move up in a very great draft year, and the 2016 draft when the Clips will again stink.
Jordan has very little money owed and he will be allowed to walk at the end of his deal.
Complete redo of the roster in a 3 year window with potential high lottery picks in 2014 and 2016 and a lot of money to augment the roster with free agents in those years.
Perfectly played out by Ainge, complimented by Doc, who has remained quiet in spite unwarranted criticism, but ruined by CPaul who had to open his mouth.
The Doc and the big 3 era is over. It was a great run. It is now time to move on. The guy who created the Doc and big 3 era, Ainge, deserves, and is the guy I most want creating the next era.
Doc is not to blame here. Doc has been a great partner in trying to execute this rebuild.
The criticism on the board of Doc has bothered me. And it is totally misplaced
Did you learn all this having a beer with Doc and Danny? Come on....
Doc is certainly the bad guy here. If for nothing else, Adrian Wo...who's been right on the money, reported Doc advised the Clippers to not offer Bledsoe in the trade... this while DOc still under contract with the Celtics. Thats outrageous
Doc also signed a 5 yr deal with the C's knowing rebuilding was coming. This was not a good move by DA... Doc also promised Wyc he'd move to Boston which of course was a lie. Doc used his relationship with a naive DA to extract a huge coaching contract and is now backstabbing the Celtics... which IM happy for cause getting Doc out of here is a good thing
No beers with them. But I was camped out on assignment at TD Monday thru Thursday waiting for further breaking news. These facts will come out in the next 1-5 days, once the Clips hire someone.
All of your premises are incorrect. Doc did not extract 5 year contract. The C's WANTED him under contract for 5 years, knowing that within 1-3 years, or whenever KG, Ray and PP were finished Doc might be an asset. They also wanted Doc for 5 to show free agents in that 1-3 year window they would be playing for Doc.
This has been planned since weeks before Doc signed the contract.
It was NEVER in the plan for Doc to move north...
Part of Docs agreement with the Clips was going to be the deciding factor on personnel decisions, hence the Bledsoe situation.
It would not surprise me if this Doc takes a year off, KG is traded to the Clips, and next year the C's get a draft choice from some team signing Doc.
DA is moving on with the rebuild, and sees the 2014 draft as the key.
Let me understand...
The C's agreed to pay Doc $35M because he "might" be an asset down the road?? Such as the proposed deal with the CLips for one draft pick?
What FA's of any consequence have the C's signed that Docs 5 yr deal attracted?
Your reasoning for Docs interference with the Bledsoe deal is based upon DOc making personell decisions for Clips should he be hired.. However, Doc isnt with the Clips, hes HC of the Celtics..
Based upon the above, with the stipulation your information is correct... DA has made massive blunders and assumptions with his strategy regarding signing Doc to a 5yr, $35 M deal