Doc Rivers feels Cavaliers' pain

Updated: January 25, 2011, 1:03 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

WALTHAM, Mass. -- In the days following a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 7 of the NBA Finals last June, Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers famously (albeit unknowingly) sent a call from President Barack Obama to his voice mail, which tells you all you need to know about his desire for consolatory chitchat.

So imagine Rivers' vexation when his cell phone buzzed virtually nonstop for roughly a month in early 2007. Like Obama, those dialing were well-intentioned, hoping to impart some ...

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