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Report: Doc Rivers, Rajon Rondo 'almost fought' after player cursed out coach

Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers talks to point guard Rajon Rondo.  (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers talks to point guard Rajon Rondo. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer) Daily News/Inquirer

Doc Rivers wants out of Boston, and the general consensus has been that his motivation to leave the Celtics stems from an unwillingness to trade away aging players and begin rebuilding a new core to replace them.

According to Chris Sheridan of SheridanHoops.com, however, that may not be the case:

It isn’t just that he doesn’t want to be a part of a rebuilding situation; it is because he has an intense dislike for point guard Rajon Rondo.

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  • A source close to the Celtics tells Chris Sheridan of SheridanHoops.com that Rondo droopped an F-bomb on Rivers in the locker room during a team meeting, and Rivers went after Rondo and tried to fight him before the fracas was broken up.

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