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Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.

Doc: Trade was tough for Pierce, but should rejuvenate him

Doc Rivers of the Boston Celtics argues a

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Doc Rivers could tell Paul Pierce was emotionally hurt, trying to come to grips with the notion that he was no longer wanted in Boston.

Pierce bled Celtics’ green courtesy of playing 15 years with the franchise that plucked him out of Kansas with the 10th selection in the 1998 draft. He was attached to the Celtics, a part of the team’s interwoven fabric.

But the proverbial...

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Report: Celtics denied Nets permission to talk to Doc

Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers reacts to

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Scratch Doc Rivers' name off the Nets' wish list.

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge denied the Nets permission to speak to Rivers about their head coaching gig, according to ESPNBoston.com.

There's been speculation about Rivers' future in Boston since the Celtics were eliminated by the Knicks in the first round of the playoffs earlier this month. Rivers, who still...

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Minus coach, Nets working toward draft

Nets GM Billy King talks to media at

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Along with scores of team executives from each one of the NBA’s 30 franchises, the Nets’ brass was out in full force at the PNY Center Wednesday, watching on as a portion of the 44 invited draft hopefuls showcased their talents at the team’s practice facility.

Flanked by some of his trusty personnel, which included his assistant GM Bobby Marks -- the guy who came up...

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