Rivers left and joined the Clippers in the offseason and was returning to Boston with his new team on Wednesday night. The Celtics organization played a video in the arena honoring Rivers before the game.
“It’s going to be emotional,” Rivers said before the game, via the Los Angeles Times.
“This is unusual for me,” Rivers said. “I’ll have to be careful during the game to have my emotions in check because it’ll be hard not to be emotional. I already told my coaches that it’s just going to be hard.”
Here is the video the Celtics played honoring Doc Rivers:
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Here is Boston fans cheering Doc Rivers during the intro: