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Doc Rivers enjoying more control with Clippers

LAS VEGAS — A few weeks removed from the chaos, both Doc Rivers and the Celtics have moved forward. The ill feelings from Rivers’s departure are dissipating, especially since the Celtics have responded with the stunning hire of Brad Stevens and have amassed four first-round picks.

Rivers is in the process of putting together pieces for a championship run in Los Angeles, taking everything he learned from his nine-year experience in Boston and attempting to build chemistry quickly, as the Celtics did in summer of 2007 after they formed the Big Three.

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