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Clippers reach deal to hire Celtics coach Doc Rivers

After nine seasons in Boston, during which he revived a storied franchise and steered it to its first NBA championship in 22 years, Doc Rivers is leaving the Celtics to become head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers, league sources told the Globe Sunday.

Rivers, who was the second-longest tenured coach in the NBA behind San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich (17 seasons), was under contract to coach the Celtics for three more seasons, during which he stood to make $21 million.

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