Big news as Doc Rivers to be released from Boston and set to join the Los Angeles Clippers

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According to a report from CBSSports.com on Sunday, June 23, the Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics have reached an agreement to release coach Doc Rivers from his contract with the Celtics that would allow him to sign with Los Angeles in exchange for a first-round draft pick in 2015.

There are three years and $21 million left on Rivers’ contract that Los Angeles has also agreed to pick up.

The league will reportedly approve the deal that will send the pick over to Boston in exchange for the release of Rivers, who lead Boston to a championship in 2008.

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There had been early rumors that All-Star power forward Kevin Garnett may be shipped from Boston to Los Angeles as part of the deal but the league apparently shot down such talk, as it would be viewed as disallowable under the current CBA.

It appears that Garnett is left in Boston while Rivers will look to turn the Clippers into a championship-level team following the departure of coach Vinny Del Negro.

With Rivers coming aboard, it now seems likely that All-Star guard Chris Paul will resign with the team with a possible five-year deal.

Expect more updates on this breaking news in the coming hours.

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