Found December 11, 2013 on Celtics Life:
PLAYERS: Jeff GreenDoc Rivers
TEAMS: Boston Celtics
These three quotes from Jeff Sullinger and Jeff Green illustrate why there is absolutely no way Doc Rivers should be booed in Boston tonight:Jeff Green on Doc Rivers: "He made me look in the mirror and figure out what kind of player I wanted to be."— Boston Celtics (@celtics) December 11, 2013Sully, as did many players, looked at Doc like a father figure:Sully said playing like Doc was like playing for his father.— Jay King (@ByJayKing) December 11, 2013Sullinger also credits Doc with his ability to compete and we should all be grateful considering the year he's having: Sully said Doc told him, "if you wanna play, you can't be a rookie."— Jay King (@ByJayKing) December 11, 2013Yes, Doc left under unfortunate circumstances. However, let's show him how much we all appreciate what he did overall for the Celtic organization and for the city of Boston with a rousing standing ovation tonight.Follow Clint on Twitter @coolhandc

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