If the Clippers or any other team is interested in obtaining Doc Rivers’ services, they are going to have to come up with some players, cash, or serious draft picks to compensate the Celtics with.
CBSSports.com is reporting that Rivers has a strong non-compete clause in his contract with the Celtics that calls for compensation if another franchise wants him.
The clause says that Rivers cannot work for another NBA team for the duration of his contract with the Celtics. Rivers has three years and $21 million remaining on the deal.
He can leave the Celtics, give up the remaining $21 million owed and return to broadcasting. But if he decided he wanted to coach another team such as the Clippers, the clause in Rivers’ contract could get Celtics president Danny Ainge’s a lot in return.
In 1995, the Heat gave the Knicks $1 million to let Pat Riley out of his contract. That was almost 20 years ago.