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Boston Celtics staff follow Doc Rivers to LA

Rivers moved to the Clippers after nine years in Boston (©GettyImages)
Rivers moved to the Clippers after nine years in Boston (©GettyImages).

The Boston Celtics continued to clean  house as their coaching staff are set to follow Doc Rivers to Hollywood. 

Armond Hill, Kevin Eastman, and Tyronn Lue will move to the Los Angeles Clippers to re-join head coach Doc Rivers as the Celtics enter a full rebuilding process. 

Rivers will also be joined by Alvin Gentry, who will assume the position of associate head coach of the Clippers.

Also leaving the Celtics is JP Clark, who will now serve as assistant players skills coach with the Clippers. Rivers and his coaching staff spent the last nine yeas in Boston and have had great success helping the organisation win it's 18th banner along the way. 

Now, Rivers will try and recreate the same winning culture with the Clippers, who have not had much success lately but do possess a roster that could challenge for the Western Conference crown next season.

Gentry returns to the Clippers for his thrid stint with the team after two relatively unsuccessful tenures. Hill was with Rivers for all of his nine years at Boston, and Eastman joined the Celtics in Rivers' second season there. They were both integral parts of the Celtic's coaching staff. 

Lue, a two time NBA champion with the Lakers, was on the Celtic's coaching staff under Doc for the last four years, and was the assistant coach for the last two. He will serve as the head coach for the Clippers summer league team and will probably be Doc's main assistant during the regular season.

Clark was with the player development department at the Celtics and will now assist the skills coach at the Clippers.

These moves were very much expected as the Celtics new coach Brad Stevens would have wanted to hire his own personnel as he looks to implement his system with this new look and inexperienced Celtics roster.


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