Dec 4, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers speaks to a referee in the first quarter against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Doc Rivers doesn't expect Celtics' fans to boo him


Los Angeles Clippers’ head coach Doc Rivers will be making his return to the T.D. Garden on Wednesday night to take on the Boston Celtics.

Rivers was the head coach of the Celtics from 2004-2013, winning the 2008 NBA Championship.

Although he left the Celtics to coach a contender in the Clippers, he thinks the fans will understand.

“I don’t anticipate [being booed]. I’d be very surprised by it. If it happens, it happens,” Rivers said in an appearance on 98.7′s Felger and Mazz in Boston. “I’d be disappointed, of course, I’m a human being. Having said that, the way I look at it is I gave nine amazing years and I think the fans will see that more than anything else, and that’s a fact. I won a title here, Mike. There’s a banner that has my name on it that’s going to hang right above me when I walk out. This is all good.”

This will be the second of two reunions for the Celtics. They are in Brooklyn to take on Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and the Nets Tuesday night.

Dick's Sporting Goods presents "Hell Week":

Tags: Boston Celtics Doc Rivers Los Angeles Clippers