If you’ve been following the madness that has transpired over the past few days, you know of the blockbuster trade talks that have been going on between the Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics.
The Celtics and Clippers have been discussing a deal in which Kevin Garnett would be sent to Los Angeles in exchange for DeAndre Jordan and two 1st round picks. As a part of the deal, the Celtics would also release coach Doc Rivers from his contract.
Rivers still has 3 years left on his 5-year deal and can’t just up and leave Boston due to a no-compete clause in his contract. To make this transaction a reality, the Clippers would have to give Boston some sort of compensation in order for them to release Doc out of his contract.
Technically, however, coaches can’t be traded and the league offices have called both teams in order to sort through the details of this coach for player trade. Read more »