Found June 23, 2013 on Celtics Spot:
Both Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers fans can all exhale now. Over the course of the past week and a half the two squads had been trying to come up with a deal that would send Glen "Doc" Rivers to the Clippers in exchange for the appropriate compensation. The talks were on, then they were off, then they were on again, and then they were off again. What started as an unusual trade discussion eventually turned into an unbearable carousel of "he said, she said." But, at long last, the two parties decided on a fair swap earlier this afternoon. Rivers will be let out of his contract so he will be able to sign on with LA and in return, the Celtics will receive an unprotected 2015 first-round draft pick.  Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports tweeted out the news, per usual. Clippers, Celtics are agreeing upon a 2015 unprotected first-round pick, league source tells Y! Rivers, Clippers still finalizing contract.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 23, 2013 It's hard to imagine what it will be like next season when Doc isn't pacing back and forth in front of the Celtics' bench. He has been such a constant throughout the last nine years, whether the team was among the bottom feeders or contending for NBA titles. But at the same time, we all knew that this day would come and it became real for Celtics fans when Ray Allen left for Miami last summer. Now Doc has moved on as well and Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are being left behind. However, there's no telling how much longer those two will be suiting up for Boston night in and night out.  One thing's for sure, Garnett will not be able to follow Rivers' foot steps like he had originally planned. The NBA won't allow for it due to league rules which say that there can be no contingencies between two or more trades. Basically, one trade cannot rely on the other and the League's stance on the matter has been completely understood by both sides. The irony behind all of this?  Before Clips offered 1st round pick to Celtics on Sunday, Rivers had informed Boston he planned to return for '13-14 season, source tells Y!— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 23, 2013 I guess the Clippers called just in the nick of time.  Rivers will walk away from the Cs after 9 long years, finishing his reign in Boston with a 416-305 (.577) record and the right to say that he led the franchise to their 17 NBA title.  Wojnarowski reports that Doc is expected to sign a 3 year/$21 mil contract with the Clippers.  Follow @TimMacLean_
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