It's official: Doc Rivers to be new Clippers head coach

Boston Celtics v New York Knicks - Game Five

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Doc Rivers of the Boston Celtics yells against the New York Knicks during Game five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs on May 3, 2013 in New York. Rivers is leaving the Celtics to coach the Los Angeles Clippers.

Doc Rivers is the Los Angeles Clippers' new coach and senior vice president of basketball operations.

The Clippers finalized the championship-winning coach's move from the Boston Celtics on Tuesday after weeks of negotiations and reversals.

Boston will get a future first-round pick from the Clippers for Rivers, who went 416-305 and won the 2008 NBA title during nine seasons with the Celtics.

The 51-year-old Rivers is replacing Vinny Del Negro, who wasn't re-signed after going 56-26 and winning the Pacific Division title during the most successful season in franchise history.

Rivers played one season for the Clippers in 1991-92 during his 13-year NBA career.

The Clippers will introduce Rivers at a news conference Wednesday.

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