The sports world is buzzing today about the dismantling of the NBA’s Boston Celtics. The team’s stars Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce were traded to the Brooklyn Nets, while their coach Doc Rivers is heading to the Los Angeles Clippers.
ESPN’s Bill Simmons took Rivers’ departure unusually hard during a mini meltdown on ESPN’s live coverage of the NBA draft.
“I would like to call him a idiot but I’m too classy for that, said Rivers, responding to Simmons’ comment that Rivers “quit” on the Celtics.
The last time I checked, this was still a free country where a coach has the freedom to accept a $21 million contract to take his talents to another team.