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Celtics coach Doc Rivers was en route to the Boston Marathon finish line when the bombs exploded Monday, The Boston Globe reported.
"I always go down after practice and watch -- I've done it every year that we've been in town, because I live literally two blocks from the finish line," Rivers told the Globe on Tuesday. "I was on my way, actually -- I had just gotten out of the tunnel -- when the bomb exploded.
"It's just awful. It takes the joy out of sports -- because that's what sports is supposed to bring is joy.
What usually takes only a few minutes to get to his home wound up taking more than an hour because of traffic restrictions after the blasts.
Rivers said he believes the bombings won't ruin one of Boston's signature events going forward.
"Next year, the marathon will be bigger and better," he told the newspaper, "and you're not going to stop us, and I thought, of all the messages, the police commissioner said that and I think that's a fact.
" . . . The city, it was awesome, watching people help people. I'm driving and I can see people helping people walk, helping go to the right places. This city has an amazing amount of spirit."
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During his successful playing and coaching careers in the NBA, Doc Rivers has heard plenty of criticism, something to be expected as the head coach of a high-profile team like the Celtics for almost 10 years and as a player for the Knicks (from 1992-94) in the biggest city in the United...
Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers had just left the Prudential Center tunnel on Monday when 2 bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Rivers lives only a few blocks from where the tragedy took place, and discussed the event earlier according to a report from Celtic’s Hub, an ESPN affiliate. Rivers was on his way to watch the end of the race, like many Bostonian’s...
We relayed a lot of these quotes earlier, but for those who missed it here are the videos.
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CSNNE Expect increased security for Celtics playoff games - Following the events at this year's Boston Marathon, it is expected that security will be tightened in the C's playoff games. New York Daily News Celtics planning to tighten security Boston Globe Doc Rivers, Celtics shaken by horror at Marathon - Doc Rivers admits that he was on the way to the Boston Marathon...
In his weekly appearance on WEEI, Doc Rivers spoke about the Celtics defensive approach to Carmelo Anthony, aka The 2013 NBA Scoring Champion, and momentum:
On stopping Anthony: “We do have to limit the other guys, but I don’t subscribe to the theory that he’s going to get what he’s going to get. He may get it, but we have to make him work for it, and if he gets it, it has...
Many people around Boston have raised their voices since the tragedy at the Boston Marathon shook the city Monday afternoon. But perhaps no one has phrased it quite as well as Celtics coach Doc Rivers.
Rivers lives close to the finish line, and he was among the Boston residents fielding worried texts and calls from his family Monday afternoon, he told reporters at practice Tuesday...
Doc Rivers and Jeff Green both live close to where bombs went off on Boylston Street in Boston on Monday afternoon.
Doc Rivers talked with the media about Carmelo Anthony having an MPV-calibre season, the bombings at the Boston Marathon and Rasheed Wallace's retirement.
If it's worth anything: Kevin Garnett is standing as still as a statue in the middle of the practice floor, staring up at the banners.
— Greg Payne (@GregPayne_ESPN) April 16, 2013
The Celtics official twitter account relayed some comments from Celtics president Rich Gotham on the cancellation of tonight's game. In light of the events of yesterday, I think everyone can...
Boston Globe Celtics shaken by Monday's horror at Boston Marathon - Baxter Holmes has the story. Boston Herald Doc Rivers sees, feels the spirit of Boston - Steve Bulpett shares the head coach's perspective. Celtics players deal with tragic reality - Mark Murphy reports on the reactions of various players. WEEI Celtics announce refund policy for Tuesday's canceled game...
On guarding Melo, Doc said they'll use three guys vs. just one because Melo is a "foul magnet."— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) April 15, 2013
Doc: "Because if you guard him alone, you’re going to get into foul trouble. We want to avoid that as much as possible."— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) April 15, 2013
So, his Carmelo quote got cut out of the video...
Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers said he had just gotten out of the Prudential Tunnel and was on his way to the Boston Marathon finish line when the two bombs exploded, killing three and injuring hundreds of people on Monday. Rivers lives just a few blocks away from the end of the marathon.
With Neil Diamond's ''Sweet Caroline'' playing over the loudspeakers and scores of Toronto Raptors fans showing their support, the Boston Celtics returned to the court for their first game since the bombing attack at the Boston Marathon.
The Celtics gathered with the Raptors at midcourt to observe a moment of silence in honor of the victims prior to Wednesday...
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