With the Los Angeles Clippers closing in on a deal to hire Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers, fans in the Boston area expressed surprise, disappointment and some anger Sunday night, along with resignation about the seeming inevitable.
On the Fish Pier at the Boston waterfront, the staff was shutting down for the day at No Name Restaurant, which is to fresh fried clams what Ft. Knox is to gold.
“It’s sad to see Doc Rivers go,” manager Jimmy Klidaras told The Times. “We’ll miss him a lot. And they need a good coach.”
Klidaras had recognized Rivers on the street a couple of times: “He’s a gentleman. He’s a down-to-earth guy. He talks to you. Whatever he chooses to do, I’ll...