Doc: "We are going to be back"

Kevin C. Cox

Doc Rivers spoke with the media this morning about yesterday's tragic events.

Personally, I'm at a loss for words when talking about yesterday. I just want to extend my thoughts and prayers to everybody out there affected by yesterday's events. I'm not from Boston, but I've been a Celtics fan all my life and I've always felt a kinship with the city whose team I've adopted.

If you haven't already, check out Jeff's sentiments in "I Am A Celtic. We Are Boston" and Paul Flannery's "A Letter From Boston" piece.

Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston has video and pretty good summary of Doc's comments from this morning's practice. I'm not sure there are stronger words than his summary of the spirit of the city here:

We want to return things as soon as possible back to normal because that tells whoever did this that you don't stop the spirit of Boston. We are going to be back, we're going to work the same, we're going to play the same, we're going to do things the same, and there's nothing you can do to stop us from doing this.

"Next year, the Marathon will be bigger and better, and you're not going to stop us and I thought, of all the messages, the police commissioners said that and I think that's a fact.

Doc was on the way to the marathon when the bombs exploded. For those of you that may have not caught up with Celtics news yesterday, tonight's game against the Pacers has been cancelled.

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