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Rivers joins Clippers as new coach

Doc Rivers of the Boston Celtics yells to his team on April 28, 2013 at TD Garden in Bosto
Head coach Doc Rivers of the Boston Celtics yells to his team on April 28, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles have completed a deal Tuesday which will see Rivers become the head coach of the Clippers in exchange

The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles have completed a deal Tuesday which will see Glenn "Doc" Rivers become the head coach of the Clippers in exchange for a first-round pick in the 2015 draft.

The 51-year-old Rivers will also take on the title of vice president of basketball operations for the Clippers who decided to not offer a new contract to coach Vinny Del Negro.

The Clippers did not release details of the contract but the American media reported the deal was for three years and worth $21 million.

The Clippers are expected to formally introduce Rivers at a news conference on Wednesday.

Rivers played for the Clippers during the 1991-92 season but he was best known as a standout with the Atlanta Hawks.

Rivers served as Boston's head coach since 2004 and guided the franchise to the 2008 NBA title. He compiled a 416-305 won-loss record and 59-47 playoff mark.

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