L0s Angeles (WOIO) - The Los Angeles Clippers have landed their new head coach, acquiring Doc Rivers from the Boston Celtics. The deal will send Rivers from Boston to L.A. in exchange for a 2015 first-round pick.
Rivers was released from his three year deal with the Celtics, with $21 million remaining on that contract. He'll make the same salary with the Clippers, $7 million a year, the largest salary Clippers' owner Donald Sterling has ever paid a head coach.
The signing of Rivers is likely to also seal the deal with Clippers all-star point guard Chris Paul, who is expected to now sign a new five-year max contract. Paul will become a free agent on July 1.
With the departure of their head coach, the Celtics may be looking to start a rebuilding process very soon, meaning Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce might not be wearing green next year, either. There have been talks of the Clippers going after Garnett, but no deal has been finalized.
The Celtics are also trying to get a first-round pick for Paul Pierce. Pierce has been with the Celtics since he was drafted in 1998.
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