Celtics Finalize Deal To Send Rivers To Clippers


Published on June 26 2013 6:57 am
Last Updated on June 26 2013 6:57 am
Written by Millie Lange

(Los Angeles, CA) -- The Boston Celtics are moving on from head coach Doc Rivers.  The Los Angeles Clippers are set to officially introduce Rivers as their new head coach on Wednesday. Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge says the agreement between the two teams has been finalized.

A press conference has been scheduled for 2 p.m. Eastern Wednesday.  The "Boston Herald" reports that Rivers is already in Los Angeles, where he will sign his contract Wednesday morning. The former Celtics bench boss will also have the title of senior vice president of basketball operations with the Clips. The completion of the deal that sends Rivers from Boston to L.A. was delayed on Monday because of the language of his contract.  The Clippers are signing Rivers to a three-year, $21-million contract after he was released from his deal with the Celtics.  As compensation, Boston receives a 2015 first-round draft pick from Los Angeles.

Nuggets Introduce Shaw As New Head Coach

(Denver, CO) -- Brian Shaw is in place as the new head coach of the Denver Nuggets. He was formally introduced today and says he's excited for his first head coaching gig in the NBA.

The 47-year-old replaces George Karl, who was not retained after the season. Shaw has been an assistant under Phil Jackson with the Lakers and most recently under Frank Vogel with the Pacers. Karl had been the coach of Denver for the past nine seasons and won 50-plus games in five of those years. The Nuggets haven't made it out of the first round of the playoffs since 2009.