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Clippers coach Doc Rivers nets upgraded contract

Steve Ballmer got his team. Now he's locked up his coach. In his first major move since acquiring the Clippers two weeks ago, the new owner Wednesday gave Coach Doc Rivers a five-year contract that runs through the 2018-19 season, replacing his previous deal with more years and enhanced terms. Yahoo Sports reported the total value of the contract was more than $50 million, making Rivers the NBA's highest-paid coach, though he is also the Clippers' president of basketball operations. Rivers had two years and $14 million left on the contract he brought with him from the Boston Celtics last summer. Under his new contract, Rivers, 52, will make more money a season than every Clippers ...

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