The Los Angeles Clippers have found their next head coach, and it’s a name that’s been speculated for some time. The Clippers finalized a deal with the Boston Celtics yesterday that allowed them to sign Doc Rivers in exchange for a 2015 unprotected first-round draft pick.
Rivers and the Clippers have reportedly agreed to a three-year, $21 million contract. It’s been reported over the last few weeks that Los Angeles was working on a deal that involved them essentially acquiring Rivers from the Celtics, potentially with veteran players Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.
Now that the Rivers’ deal appears to be done, the Clipper and Celtics could turn their attention to Garnett and Pierce, though there are some that doubt a deal will eventually be completed. While that’s not guaranteed, Marc Stein of ESPN reports that Los Angeles is expecting to receive a guarantee from Chris Paul that he’ll re-sign with the team now that Rivers is in the fold.