Rivers on Francona: 'Like losing a brother'

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Rivers on Francona: 'Like losing a brother'

By A. Sherrod Blakely
CSNNE.com Celtics Insider
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BOSTON You can add Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers to the list of folks who will miss Red Sox manager Terry Francona.

Following the Red Sox' epic collapse they failed to make the postseason after having a nine-game lead on Tampa Bay for the wild card berth Francona and the Sox decided to part ways on Friday in what both said was an amicable divorce.

"It's sad for me," Rivers said. "For me, it's like losing a brother."

Rivers said the coaching fraternity in Boston is a relatively close-knit bunch.

"All the coaches around here, we have a pretty good relationship," Rivers said. "We talk and we share. To lose that, is really sad."

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