As speculation mounts surrounding the coaching future of Doc Rivers, so does the possibility that he may not return to coach the Boston Celtics next season.
Rivers is under contract with the Celtics for the next three seasons, over which time he’s scheduled to make $21 million. But it has been more than a month since the team’s season ended and he has not indicated whether he’ll be back.
In that time, teams with coaching vacancies have become intrigued by Rivers — and there is interest from Rivers as well.
League sources told the Globe that the Los Angles Clippers would consider Rivers their No. 1 choice if he were able to escape his contract.
And those sources also confirmed that Rivers has mutual interest in coaching the Clippers. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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