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After being traded to the Los Angeles Clippers, Doc Rivers sat down to talk with Jackie MacMullan.

Doc professed his love for Beantown, saying "I always knew when I took the job with Boston that I would love the Celtics. I knew I would love the tradition and the players. But I had no idea how much I would fall in love with the city and the people in it. Honestly, I get emotional thinking about it. I will cherish every single moment I had in Boston."

The cynic in me wonders why, if Rivers loves Boston so much, he's taking his talents to Tinseltown.

However, I, too, will cherish Doc's tenure: the motivational speeches; frantic timeout calls; and championship Gatorade shower.

It's sad to see Coach Rivers go after all the great memories, but I respect how genuinely he appreciates the city of Boston and its fans. Here's hoping that the C's new helmsman wins with class the way that Doc did.


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Jacob Zweiback 6/27/2013 03:19:00 PM Edit
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