06/18/2013 03:56 pm ET Updated Jun 19, 2013

Clippers, Celtics Trade Dead: Report [UPDATED: Nevermind]


Now what?

According to multiple reports, a potential trade that would have sent Boston's Kevin Garnett and Doc Rivers to the Clippers in exchange for DeAndre Jordan is dead.

Ramona Shelburne of reported that the Clippers informed the Celtics on Tuesday that they were pulling out of the deal. Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge confirmed to Baxter Holmes of the Boston Globe that the proposed trade is not happening.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports tweeted that Ainge called Rivers to tell him that the trade talks were done and he still wanted him to coach the Celtics. But Rivers is said to be "unsure" about returning to Boston.

The Clippers didn't want to deal two first-round picks along with Jordan to Boston, per Wojnarowski.

A "person briefed on the negotiations" told Ken Berger of CBS Sports that "It just got to be too much."

According to Shelburne, the teams have no plans to speak again and the Clippers will move on with their coaching search.

UPDATE: Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Wednesday that the talks between the Clippers and Celtics are back on. Wojnarowski wrote that Chris Paul's desire to play for coach Doc Rivers and with Kevin Garnett motivated the Clippers to reach out to the Celtics again.



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