Los Angeles Clippers to Offer Doc Rivers a Five Year Deal to be Head Coach?

Apr 20, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers reacts on the sidelines against the New York Knicks during game one of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Knicks won 85-78. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

While the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers attempt to hammer out a trade, it’s being reported that the Clippers are set to offer Doc Rivers a five year contract to be their head coach, assuming the trade goes through.

Per Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski:

The Clippers are prepared to give Rivers a five-year deal to coach

There was no mention of money though Rivers is currently making about $7 million dollars as coach of the Boston Celtics.

It should be noted that Rivers can not be “traded” in the technical sense, but rather, released from his contractual obligations in Beantown. That would then clear the way for Rivers to join the traded Kevin Garnett in Boston.

This of course all depends on the ability of the two sides to actually strike a deal, which given what we’ve seen in the past twenty four hours or so, is questionable at best.

Earlier today, it was reported that Clippers star guard Chris Paul, a free agent to be, would re-sign with the Clippers if Rivers is brought on.

Topics: Boston Celtics, Doc Rivers, Los Angeles Clippers

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