ESPN reports the Boston Celtics are getting close to a deal that would send head coach Doc Rivers to the Los Angeles Clippers. Here’s what Jackie MacMullan had to say:
After days of wrangling, negotiating and posturing, the Los Angeles Clippers, sources confirmed, are on the verge of landing the coach they wanted all along — Glenn “Doc” Rivers.
Sources confirmed on Sunday afternoon that the “final touches” of a three-year, $21 million contract were being put together, with a first-round pick as compensation for the Boston Celtics, who have agreed to release Rivers from the three years, $21 million he has remaining on his deal with the club.
via Clips, Celts reach deal for Rivers – ESPN
Here’s an overview of Rivers history as a head coach in the NBA:
- Orlando Magic head coach (1999-2004): 171W – 168L
- Boston Celtics head coach (2004-2013): 416W – 305L
- 2008 NBA champion
- 2x Eastern Conference Champion (2008, 2010)
- NBA Coach of the Year (2000)
- 2× NBA All-Star Game head coach (2008, 2011)