After all of the rumors hitting the net the deal to get Doc Rivers to Los Angeles by way of trade has finally been completed.
According to sources with knowledge of the deal, the Boston Celtics will trade Doc to the Los Angeles Clippers for an unprotected 2015 first-round draft pick. Doc will remain the Clippers head coach for $21 million over the next three years.
Rivers made it clear to Danny Ainge that he wanted nothing to do with being the head coach of the Celtics while they rebuild. The two managed to work out a deal that’s beneficial to both ends. Rivers heads to a contender that features Blake Griffin, Chris Paul if he re-signs and a project player in DeAndre Jordan while the Celtics will surely use the 2015 pick to bolster their rebuild.
If the league allows the transaction to go through, the Clippers will now focus on re-signing Chris Paul this off-season. Reports have come out that getting Rivers has been directly connected to Paul eventually signing a max contract to return to the team. Trading Eric Bledsoe will also be an option going forward as his trade value is at a peak, but Rivers has spoken out saying he wants to coach both Paul and Bledsoe, so a deadline deal may be most likely.