Robert Parish Rumors

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Robert Parish on being out of the game: “I would like to be back around the game in some capacity, but [there’s] no opportunity. So I have accepted it for the most part that it’s not going to happen. I have reached out to try to be a coach, tried to be in the front office, tried to be a commentator. There was no interest, so I accept that. There are only so many jobs to be had and people that have them are not giving them up, and I don’t blame them, either. “There’s no resentment towards the NBA. There’s no resentment towards teammates. You’re always going to have the haves and the have-nots. I’m one of the have-nots. I understand it and I accept it.”
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Parish said Dennis Johnson and Ainge wanted expanded roles with the Celtics as the ’80s progressed and Parish volunteered to take a reduced offensive role. “I did that because my ego wasn’t as big as Kevin’s and Larry’s,” Parish said. “I’ve never been a person that was concerned about accolades or the media embracing me. I was all about winning and losing, and we did more winning than losing. It was a successful formula with me accepting a lesser role. I always wondered, what if I said there is no way I’m accepting a lesser role, what would that have done to our team chemistry? “Would Kevin, Larry, and myself been Hall of Famers because we would not have been as successful [without expanded roles for Ainge and Johnson]?”