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Ex-Celtic Parish’s tale of woe is the height of arrogance

Congratulations to the Globe for using front-page space to report the tragic plight of former Celtic star and Hall of Famer Robert Parish (“The Chief hopes to get back in the game,” Jan. 26). Who among us can’t relate to the struggle of being unemployed since 1997 and looking for a job in the NBA, as a head coach or assistant, that meets Parish’s request for six or seven figures? After all, as he tells us, he knows when to call a timeout.

And that public-relations job he was offered with the Celtics? Why would anyone with Parish’s credentials accept $80,000 a year for such a time-consuming and pressure-filled post?

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