Mar 10, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers yells to his team in action against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN: Clips Close to Deal for Doc Rivers


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)

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