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Doc Rivers says he ‘never pushed this deal’

PLAYA VISTA, Calif. — Doc Rivers wore a dark gray polo shirt and black pants because, he said, all his suits were still back in Boston, where he had planned to be, too.

In fact, Rivers said he went so far as to pull himself out of the negotiations between the Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers as they dragged on for about two weeks.

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