It’s a done deal. The NBA has officially reviewed and approved the trade
of Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers to the Los Angeles Clippers. Doc, a former Clipper himself, is headed west in exchange for an unprotected 2015 first-round draft pick from LA. It’s an interesting move, considering that trades involving coaches are actually not permitted by the NBA, but the league has allowed some technicalities to help push through a deal that moves the future Hall of Fame coach to a talented major market team with growing popularity. Meaning they stand to make a lot of money, so it’s all good. And while rare, trades involving head coaches are not unprecedented in professional sports.