The Los Angeles Clippers are seeking approval from ownership to complete a deal for Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett.
The hope is that Donald Sterling will approve the financial commitment and finalize the agreement on Thursday.
The Clippers will send DeAndre Jordan and two first round picks to the Celtics, according to sources.
Rivers is accepting the job assuming Chris Paul will re-sign with the Clippers.
"Doc is taking the job to coach Chris Paul," a league source told Yahoo! Sports on Wednesday. "This isn't happening if Chris planned to leave."
Paul communicated to the Clippers that hiring Rivers and trading for Garnett was essential to him re-signing in July. Paul's pushing for the deal forced the Clippers to reengage with the Celtics on Wednesday.