The Los Angeles Clippers have agreed to send an unprotected first round in 2015 to the Boston Celtics for the right to hire Doc Rivers as head coach.

Rivers and the Clippers are still finalizing a contract.

The NBA will still have to approve the deal as they will have skepticism that there is no trade involving players that is dependent on this move.

The Clippers and Celtics were previously discussing a deal that involved Kevin Garnett and DeAndre Jordan.

Rivers has wanted to leave the Celtics this offseason, not having interest in remaining head coach during a rebuilding phase.