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Danny Ainge says no to Nets

Updated: May 24, 2013, 4:13 PM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge denied the Brooklyn Nets permission to speak to Doc Rivers about their vacant coaching position, team and league sources confirmed to ESPNBoston.com.

Rivers has three years and $21 million remaining on his contract. The Nets did not retain interim coach P.J. Carlesimo after getting knocked out of the playoffs earlier this month.

Reached late Thursday, Ainge refused to comment on the Nets' interest ...

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