Chris Paul expected to stay with Clippers following Doc Rivers deal, according to report

Harry How

The Clippers await approval on a trade that would land them Doc Rivers. If the league clears the deal, Chris Paul is expected to stay with the organization.

The Los Angeles Clippers believe Chris Paul will notify them that he will sign a five-year max contract with the organization on July 1 if they can finalize a deal that would make Doc Rivers his next head coach, reports ESPN's Marc Stein.

The Clippers have agreed to send their unprotected 2015 first-round draft pick in exchange for Rivers and have submitted the trade to the league. They are currently awaiting approval from the NBA, though it is expected to be legal under league rules.

Discussions had cooled between the sides earlier in the week, but Paul expressed to the Clippers that he wanted Rivers to be the coach of the Clippers going forward. If the league approves of the deal, this would likely seal the Clippers' future with Paul.

Paul has been quiet since the Clippers were eliminated, but expressed frustration with the organization after reports came out that he was to blame for the firing of Vinny Del Negro.

More from SB Nation:

CP3 upset over Doc fiasco

Flannery: LeBron's performance for the ages

Ziller: LeBron made right "Decision" | Watch LBJ's message to haters

Lesson of the Spurs: Hang on | Duncan's sustained brilliance

Video: No, Bill Simmons, you can't talk about "The Decision"

NBA mock draft: Best-case scenarios | Scouting reports | Big Board

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.