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Doc Rivers, fired by the Magic last November after a 1-10 start to the just-completed regular season, will be hired as the next head coach of the Boston Celtics.



A news conference is expected to take place Thursday.



Rivers would replace John Carroll, who was told by Celtics management Monday that he would not be promoted from interim coach and given a permanent job.



Rivers coached Orlando for four full seasons and made the playoffs three times, but advanced to the second round only once. He was named the league's coach of the year in 2000 after the Magic finished 41-41 in his first season.



Carroll replaced Celtics coach Jim O'Brien after O'Brien resigned in January because of differences with Danny Ainge, Boston's director of basketball operations.



Rivers joined ABC Sports as an analyst on its top NBA announcing team in the days after his firing by Orlando.


C/O ESPN.com

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