The Denver Nuggets offered a first round pick to the Boston Celtics in exchange for the right to hire Doc Rivers as head coach.

Josh Kroenke made the offer for Rivers approximately 10 days ago.

The Celtics were not prepared to begin the process of discussing the deal with the Nuggets.

The Nuggets are considering Lionel Hollins and Brian Shaw for the position as their two finalists.

Rivers does not want to remain with the Celtics as they begin their rebuilding process and hopes to end up with the Los Angeles Clippers.