Clippers, Celtics complete deal for Doc Rivers - report
MANILA, Philippines -- Finally.
After 8 days of back-and-forth talks, the Los Angeles Clippers have agreed in principle to a deal for Boston Celtics' coach Doc Rivers, Yahoo! Sports reported Monday, June 24.
The Clippers will be surrendering an unprotected 2015 first-round draft pick for the rights to sign Rivers, who coached the Celtics to an NBA championship in 2008.
Rivers, in turn, has agreed to a $21-million deal to handle Los Angeles for the next 3 seasons.
Both teams have been talking for more than a week, but negotiations reached an impasse on Saturday, when Rivers said that he is not interested in pursuing the Clippers job anymore.
Los Angeles had been trying to send just a second-round pick for the coach, but with Chris Paul reportedly showing his unhappiness with the Clippers' failure to secure the Rivers' deal, the LA front office decided to sweeten the offer and finally sealed the deal for the popular coach. - Rappler.com