Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Clippers, NBA.com
Doc Rivers coached the Boston Celtics for nine seasons and to the NBA title in 2008, when they beat the Lakers. When Rivers arrived inside TD Garden on Sunday ahead of the Clippers’ 119-106 victory over the Celtics, he was greeted by many wishing him well.
He wasn’t the only one with cherished memories there. Reserve forward Glen “Big Baby” Davis played for the Celtics from 2007-11. He was a rookie on the ’08 championship team and he was in his third season when the Celtics lost to the Lakers in the 2010 NBA Finals.
“It always feels good to come back here to Boston,” Davis said. “This is where you started your career, for me, and I have some great memories: Finals twice, NBA championship, and also just the relationships are just awesome. So it was good seeing a lot of familiar faces.”
Davis was also asked if the Clippers resemble those winning Celtics teams.
“In some ways because Doc, and the way he coaches, and what Doc went through with that other team and now the team that we have in some ways is similar,” he said.