The separation between Doc Rivers and the Celtics was anything but a clean break.

The back-and-forth about an on-again off-again deal that would land Boston some compensation for letting him out of his contract to join the Clippers dragged on publicly for far too long before Rivers eventually landed in Los Angeles albeit with sore feelings on both sides.

Now that the dust has settled and the season is upon us Rivers has come clean and admitted what we all believed to be the case: that he had no desire and perhaps no intention of remaining in Boston to head up the rebuilding effort as previously promised.