According to ESPN, Rivers has reportedly been released from his deal with the Celtics and will be signing a three-year, $21 million deal with the Clippers, equal to what remained on his contract in Boston. In return, Boston will receive a first-round pick in 2015.
Thus ends nine years of one of the most volatile periods in Celtics history, with plenty of questions remaining in the next few years.
Through the ups and downs, Rivers and the Celtics went from traveling through a desert of mediocrity to winning a championship with just about everything in between, adding yet another chapter to the "How to Run a Basketball Team" manual.
Before we start to look at what the Celtics are going to turn into under whichever free-agent head coach they nab, it seems necessary to take a look back first.
From a 24-58 record to a 66-16 championship season the following year, Rivers has led the Celtics into some memorable battles, all making an impact on his legacy and writing another page in Boston's history.