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Doc Rivers to Become Clippers New Head Coach, Celtics Receive 2015 Unprotected 1st Round Draft Pick

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According to multiple credible sources in the media, the Clippers and Celtics have reached an agreement in principle to bring Doc Rivers to Los Angeles as the Clippers newest head coach. As compensation for releasing Rivers from his non-compete clause, the Clippers will send Boston their 2015 unprotected first round draft pick.

Doc Rivers and the Clippers have agreed upon a 3-year/$21M contract.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Y! Sources: Clippers reach an agreement in principle on a three-year deal to hire Doc Rivers as coach. <a href="http://t.co/5aLamsiEGe">http://t.co/5aLamsiEGe</a></p>&mdash; Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/statuses/348928013372637184">June 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>A trade that would send Doc Rivers to LA for an unprotected 2015 first-round pick is close, <a href="https://twitter.com/Pflanns">@PFlanns</a> reports. <a href="http://t.co/aQyLGCShP1">http://t.co/aQyLGCShP1</a></p>&mdash; SBNation NBA (@SBNationNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/SBNationNBA/statuses/348927697268903936">June 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Clippers&amp;src=hash">#Clippers</a> have reached an agreement in principle to send 2015 unprotected to Boston for Doc Rivers. LAC picks up rest of Doc&#39;s deal</p>&mdash; Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) <a href="https://twitter.com/DanWoikeSports/statuses/348927098456522752">June 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Clippers will send 2015 unprotected pick to Celtics for Doc Rivers.</p>&mdash; Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) <a href="https://twitter.com/BA_Turner/statuses/348926641575170048">June 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Clippers will take over Rivers&#39; contract he had left with Boston that was 3 years, $7 million per year, total of $21 million, sources</p>&mdash; Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) <a href="https://twitter.com/BA_Turner/statuses/348924269717254144">June 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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