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Doc Rivers comes to love Purdue

Celtics coach switches allegiances after team drafts pair of Boilermakers

Updated: June 24, 2011, 3:06 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Truth be told, Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers wasn't much of a fan of JaJuan Johnson as recently as a few months ago. Watching Johnson and the Purdue Boilermakers dominate his son, Jeremiah, and the Indiana Hoosiers in Big 10 play, it never crossed Rivers' mind that he might be watching a future Celtic.

"I was pissed because Purdue was kicking their butts," Rivers said with a laugh Thursday night after Boston landed Johnson in a draft-night deal with the New Jersey Nets. Boston ...

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