Doc Rivers Wins Red Auerbach Award for Dedication to Celtics


Doc Rivers Wins Red Auerbach Award for Dedication to Celtics Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers has been rewarded for his dedication to the Green.

Rivers was presented with the Red Auerbach Award given to a Celtics player or coach who "best exemplifies the spirit of what it means to be a Celtic through performance on the court and off," according to a press release sent out by the team.

Celtics managing partner and co-owner Wyc Grousbeck presented Rivers with the award, and said the head coach deserves the award not only for his success as a coach, but as a role model to the Boston community.

"Doc Rivers deserves this award because he has proved that not only can you be a great basketball coach but you can be a strong role model in the Boston community and off the court," Grousbeck said. "I am proud to have someone like Doc Rivers as a Boston Celtic because he exemplifies what it means to be a true Celtic."

The presentation of the award, named in honor of the Celtics' legendary coach, general manager and president Red Auerbach, took place prior to the Celtics-Wizards game at TD Garden. Previous recipients of the award include Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Al Jefferson, Ray Allen, and Rajon Rondo.

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