Celtics hire Parish as consultant

11/9/2005 - NBA Boston Celtics

BOSTON -- Hall of Fame center Robert Parish was hired as a
consultant by the Boston Celtics, whom the 7-footer helped to three
NBA titles in the 1980s.

The team said Wednesday that Parish will be involved in
marketing and community relations, including public appearances and
autograph sessions.

"I'm excited to be back in Boston working with the Celtics as
this young and talented team develops," Parish said in a
statement. "The fans of Boston have been great to me."

Parish played 21 NBA seasons, including 14 in Boston, where he
was a teammate to Danny Ainge, the Celtics' current head of
basketball operations. With Parish, Larry Bird and Kevin McHale as
one of the most formidable front lines in league history, the
Celtics won NBA titles in 1981, 1984 and 1986.

Nine-time All-Star Parish holds the NBA record for most games
played with 1,611 and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial
Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003.