Doc Rivers is considered by many to be one of the best coaches in the NBA, and he has now found a new home in Los Angeles, just with the Clippers.
As the Los Angeles Lakers struggle to work under Mike D’Antoni’s system, the Clippers got themselves a championship coach in hopes of becoming serious Western Conference contenders. The Clippers will be trying to re-sign Chris Paul this summer, and the addition of Rivers will certainly help their cause.
Rivers won the 2008 NBA championship with the Boston Celtics, and Yahoo! Sports writes that the Clippers will send a 2015 unprotected first round pick for his services.
Doc Rivers will be the next coach of the Los Angeles Clippers if the NBA approves the rare but not unprecedented trade of an active coach, a Boston Celtics official told The Associated Press on Sunday night.
The deal would bring Boston a first-round draft pick in 2015, according to the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because it is pending a trade call with the NBA office. Rivers, who had three years and $21 million left on his contract with the Celtics, must also reach an agreement on a new deal with the Clippers.
This deal has been on and off over the past several weeks, but after both sides had time to reflect the swap was made successful. It was a very complicated scenario, and our friends over at SportsCity.com have the entire story.
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