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Doc Rivers still at home in Boston

Former Celtics coach touched by tribute, reception of fans in his return

Updated: December 12, 2013, 9:21 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Doc Rivers didn't look up for nearly a minute as the video celebrating his nine years with the Boston Celtics ran on the TD Garden JumboTron that hangs amid the team's 17 championship banners -- the most recent of which he helped hang in the rafters.

Most of the fans in the building had risen to their feet and started clapping before Rivers even gazed skyward. As if trying to prevent the rush of emotion, he just kept coaching during a timeout before the start of the second quarter.

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