5 Most Famous Coaching Trades in Sports History

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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.
5 Most Famous Coaching Trades in Sports History

5Jimmy Dykes and Joe Gordon

Who? Exactly. This one wasn’t exactly an Earth-shaking deal, but it is to this day, the only time in MLB history that two managers were actually traded for each other. In the middle of the 1960 season, the Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers both felt it was time for a change, and elected to just swap their managers straight up. Gordon headed to Detroit, and Dykes went to Cleveland. Neither team would finish the year above .500.

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