Both Clippers and Celtics benefit from long-awaited Doc Rivers trade

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Doc Rivers has guided his teams to the playoffs 11 times over his 14-year coaching career.

Doc Rivers has guided his teams to the playoffs 11 times over his 14-year coaching career.

The ending for NBA coaches is rarely neat and clean. In this case, the Celtics and Rivers will always have their championship and those inspiring years thereafter, and few such partnerships in the NBA can claim to have done so well.