Monday, August 18, 2008

Glenn "Doc" Rivers Honored By Proviso and Maywood

Boston Celtics Head Coach, Glenn "Doc" Rivers, was honored this past weekend by the Proviso Township community and Maywood. Rivers, a lifelong Maywood resident and graduate of Proviso East High School, won the NBA World Championship in June 2008. In honor of the hometown hero, a parade was held in his honor on Saturday, August 16, 2008, and a jersey hanging ceremony was held in the Proviso East Fieldhouse following the parade. Both the parade and jersey ceremony were attended by throngs of dignitaries and children. On Sunday, August 17, 2008, Doc Rivers was honored by the Second Baptist Church of Maywood during their 104th Church Anniversary celebration. Following the church service, Maywood officials named 11th Avenue, between Madison Avenue and Washington Blvd., Glenn "Doc" Rivers Drive. Congratulations Doc!

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