After haggling for days over a trade that was originally supposed to include Kevin Garnett and DeAndre Jordan, the Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics finally reached an agreement for head coach Doc Rivers. L.A. will send a 2015 first-round pick to Boston and take on Rivers' contract. Coaching trades in professional sports are rare, but the deal sending Rivers to the Clippers is far from the first.

Doc Rivers And Other Traded Coaches, Managers Slideshow


Joe Gordon to Detroit Tigers, Jimmy Dykes to Cleveland Indians: 1960

In a move unprecedented before and unmatched since, the Tigers and Indians swap managers in August of the 1960 season. With both teams struggling, the trade doesn't immediately turn the fortunes of either. Gordon (pictured here with the Royals) is fired after the season, and Dykes lasts only one more year.


Gil Hodges: Washington Senators to New York Mets, 1967

Five years into a woeful existence, the Mets trade pitcher Bill Denehy and $100,000 to the Senators for Hodges, the ex-Brooklyn Dodgers and Mets slugger. Two years later, Hodges guides the "Miracle Mets" to their first World Series title.


Chuck Tanner: Oakland Athletics to Pittsburgh Pirates, 1976

When legendary owner Bill Veeck buys the Chicago White Sox for a second time in 1975, he does away with Tanner and the three years left on his contract. A's owner Charlie Finley, a Veeck rival, picks up Tanner, thinking he could make Veeck foot most of the bill. Tanner manages the A's in 1976 and then Pittsburgh wants him. A dispute about which team would continue to pay Tanner -- the A's or White Sox -- while he manages in Pittsburgh leads to the Pirates trading catcher Manny Sanguillen and $100,000 to Oakland. Tanner leads the Pirates to the 1979 World Series title.


Michel Bergeron: Quebec Nordiques to New York Rangers, 1987

Bergeron makes the playoffs each of seven seasons as the Nordiques coach, so his trade to the Rangers comes as a shock to most fans. But tensions grow between Bergeron and management in the 1986-87 season, as the Nordiques stumble to a losing record. The Rangers deliver Quebec a first-round draft choice and cash, but Bergeron lasts only two years in New York. He coaches the Nordiques again in the 1989-90 season, and they finish 12-61-7.


Pat Riley: New York Knicks to Miami Heat, 1995

Riley resigns from the Knicks months before a deal is consummated, but New York demands compensation. The Heat sends a first-round pick and $1 million to their Eastern Conference rivals. The Knicks reach the Finals in 1999, but Riley gets the last laugh, with three championship rings as a coach and/or executive in Miami.


Mike Holmgren: Green Bay Packers to Seattle Seahawks, 1999

Despite winning the Super Bowl just two years earlier, Holmgren leaves Brett Favre and Green Bay for more personnel power in Seattle. The Packers receive a second-round draft pick as compensation. Holmgren returns to the Super Bowl in 2006, where his Seahawks lose to the Pittsburgh Steelers.


Bill Belichick: New York Jets to New England Patriots, 2000

In one of the NFL's more confusing episodes, Belichick goes from being a Patriots assistant coach to a Jets assistant coach and then becoming Jets head coach for one day. Thank Bill Parcells for the head-spinning. "The Big Tuna" leaves the Patriots on acrimonious terms after a 1996 Super Bowl loss and brings Belichick with him to the Jets. When Parcells steps down as Jets coach three years later, Belichick gets the job as had been agreed upon. But Belichick resigns the day after getting the job to take the job in New England, which trades a first-round pick for their old assistant. Two years later, they are Super Bowl champions.


Lou Piniella: Seattle Mariners to Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 2002

Piniella (pictured with Mariners great Jay Buhner) has a great run in Seattle, compiling a .542 winning percentage in 10 seasons, including the Mariners' record-tying 116-46 performance in 2001. But he wants to be closer to home and his ill father in 2002, so Seattle swaps him for outfielder Randy Winn and infielder Antonio Perez. "Sweet Lou" can't replicate the success in Florida, losing 285 games in three seasons. Piniella's most memorable moment with the Devil Rays may have been dying his hair blonde after a three-game winning streak in 2003.


Jon Gruden: Oakland Raiders to Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2002

In exchange for Gruden, Oakland acquires two first-round and two second-round picks from the Buccaneers, who fired Tony Dungy. Despite Gruden's successful run in Oakland, the Raiders think their heavy haul from Tampa Bay would make up for letting him go. Alas, the Bucs defeat Bill Callahan's Raiders in the following year's Super Bowl. Things haven't gone swimmingly for the Raiders since, to say the least.


Herman Edwards: New York Jets to Kansas City Chiefs, 2006

The Chiefs trad a fourth-round pick to the Jets for Edwards to replace the retiring Dick Vermeil. New York hire Eric Mangini to replace Edwards, who lasted only three seasons in Kansas City.


Stan Van Gundy: Miami Heat to Orlando Magic, 2007

Van Gundy had not coached since early in the 2005-06 season, when he resigns after an 11-10 start with the Miami Heat. Pat Riley famously returns to the bench and guides Miami to its first championship later that year. Van Gundy is still under contract when the Magic hired him, so the Heat receive a second round pick and the right to exchange first-round picks in the 2008 draft (the NBA-worst Heat did not). Van Gundy is actually the Magic's second choice behind Florida head coach Billy Donovan, who backs out at the last minute. It works out fine, as Van Gundy leads Orlando to the 2009 NBA Finals.


Ozzie Guillen: Chicago White Sox to Miami Marlins, 2011

Guillen finally wears out his welcome on Chicago's South Side, and Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria wants the dynamic manager to help open his new ballpark in Little Havana. The Marlins send the White Sox a pair of prospects, but the deal backfires epically for Miami. Guillen upsets the fan base early by making sympathetic comments about Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, and he is fired after a 69-93 finish.


Doc Rivers: Boston Celtics to Los Angeles Clippers, 2013

With Boston entering rebuilding mode and the Clippers eyeing their first championship in franchise history, the teams strike a deal for the accomplished Rivers. The Celtics receive a 2015 first-round pick, while unloading $21 million in salary obligations for the next three years.

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