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Next steps unclear for Doc Rivers, Celtics

The proposed blockbuster deal between the Celtics and Clippers that would have sent Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett to Los Angeles is off, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Tuesday.

And though Rivers had strong intentions to coach the Clippers — because, league sources said, he doesn’t want to coach a rebuilding team in Boston — the Celtics still want him back as coach next season.

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