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Stern's comments about C's-Clippers deal

Posted by shawn cassidy on June 20, 2013 at 4:35 PM



ESPN BOSTON

"I would say, in the language of diplomacy, that the teams are aware that the collective bargaining agreement doesn't authorize trades involving coaches' contracts," Stern told hosts Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruocco. "The only consideration that can be done here in player transactions are other players, draft picks, and a very limited amount of cash. But, coaches' contacts don’t qualify as extra consideration or acceptable consideration in player transactions. The teams know that. It has been confirmed to them. What we wouldn’t prohibit -- what the rules wouldn’t prohibit -- let me start again, what the rules won’t allow, can't be gotten around by breaking it up into two transactions."

Stern suggested the very public nature of the trade talks between the Celtics and Clippers are working against the teams as they try to satisfy the league's requirements.

"If you think, at this point, having been all over the media for the last week, [even as] separate transactions, when you get back from Miami, Stephen A., I have a bridge in Brooklyn that I would very much enjoy selling to you," quipped Stern.

When it was suggested it sounded like Stern was saying that Rivers might not end up in L.A., Stern replied, "I'm not saying more."



I'm done predicting what happens here. It seems like all of us have been fooled. Both teams should be ashamed of each other for this very public rumor pool.

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14 Comments

Reply paul
4:44 PM on June 20, 2013 
It's been a game, hasn't it? You don't actually think that Stern just now figured out that he didn't like this deal? Or that the Cs and Clippers didn't know what would happen once this got to the NBA office? What a dance.
Reply shawn cassidy
4:49 PM on June 20, 2013 
paul says...
It's been a game, hasn't it? You don't actually think that Stern just now figured out that he didn't like this deal? Or that the Cs and Clippers didn't know what would happen once this got to the NBA office? What a dance.


Stern loves this. This was a story that could have been killed days ago by the NBA, but he let it go on because it was a big story, and it drew a lot of attention.
Reply C'slife
4:50 PM on June 20, 2013 
paul says...
It's been a game, hasn't it? You don't actually think that Stern just now figured out that he didn't like this deal? Or that the Cs and Clippers didn't know what would happen once this got to the NBA office? What a dance.


Stern loves this cause it takes away from the NBA rigging the Finals.
Reply Franklin
5:00 PM on June 20, 2013 
Stern loved the fact that the Celtics were out here looking stupid.lol
Stern let this go for all of the reasons listed. Stern looks like a fool for this now too.
Reply paul
6:41 PM on June 20, 2013 
shawn cassidy says...
Stern loves this. This was a story that could have been killed days ago by the NBA, but he let it go on because it was a big story, and it drew a lot of attention.


Oh he's loving it, just loving it!
Reply paul
6:42 PM on June 20, 2013 
I think you are right, Cslife - it's great cover.
Reply paul
6:43 PM on June 20, 2013 
Franklin says...
Stern loved the fact that the Celtics were out here looking stupid.lol
Stern let this go for all of the reasons listed. Stern looks like a fool for this now too.

Basketball is rasslin now.
Reply NeCsFan
7:42 PM on June 20, 2013 
If only I could think of three words to perfectly describe this entire situation
Reply Greg
7:52 PM on June 20, 2013 
I think u just did NeCsFan.lol
Reply paul
11:43 PM on June 20, 2013 
All In the Family
Reply paul
12:00 AM on June 21, 2013 
The Three Divas
Reply NeCsFan
12:54 AM on June 21, 2013 
paul says...
The Three Divas


Oh c'mon Paul i thought for sure you would know the exact 3 words I'm going for. Complete. Shit. Show. Lol i think those words are like my new catch phrase
Reply shawn cassidy
2:30 AM on June 21, 2013 
NeCsFan says...
Oh c'mon Paul i thought for sure you would know the exact 3 words I'm going for. Complete. Shit. Show. Lol i think those words are like my new catch phrase


That was game 6 and 7 of the Finals.
Reply paul
8:52 AM on June 21, 2013 
New Art of Foul-blocking