Doc Rivers returned to Boston on Wednesday night for the first time as head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers, and Celtics fans gave him the reception he deserved. Rivers was greeted by a standing ovation when he emerged from the visitors tunnel before the game. He was honored again after the first quarter when the Celtics played a video montage on their arena scoreboard.
Doc appeared to be fighting back tears as he made his way to the Clippers’ bench to start the game. When asked about his memorable night after the game, he was even more emotional.