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Denver had offered a first round pick for Doc Rivers

10 days ago seems like a lifetime ago.

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Back before much of this drama, there was apparently a bid for Doc Rivers that didn't come from either L.A. or Brooklyn.

Nuggets offered first-round pick for Doc Rivers before moving on to other coaching candidates - Yahoo! Sports

Shortly after firing George Karl, the Denver Nuggets offered the Boston Celtics a first-round draft pick as compensation to pry coach Doc Rivers out of his contract, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Nuggets CEO Josh Kroenke made a bid for Rivers approximately 10 days ago, informing general manager Danny Ainge of his willingness to part with a pick if the Nuggets were able to procure Rivers. Nevertheless, Boston wasn't prepared to start the process of letting Rivers leave, and discussions never went beyond one brief conversation between Kroenke and Ainge, league sources said.

I wonder if any of the other teams looking for a coach would like to get in on the bidding at this point. It certainly would give the Celtics a little more leverage. Though with Sterling, who knows what would matter or not?