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For the Clippers to even think about hiring Rivers, they’d have to consider the many moving parts involved in making that happen.
Rivers has three years left on his contract that pays him $7 million per season.
Even though Rivers is considered one of the best coaches in the NBA, would Clippers owner Donald Sterling be willing to match that salary?
Not one NBA executive thinks so. But some of them believe Sterling might go as high as $5 million per season for someone like Rivers, several executives said.
Another issue for the Clippers to consider would be any sort of compensation the Celtics might require for Rivers if he walked away from his contract.
One NBA executive said the Celtics might ask the Clippers for two first-round draft picks over a three- or four-year period.
Los Angeles Times
While Doc Rivers continues ...