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Where's the Chief?
Leigh Montville
July 12, 2004
Robert Parish left the game vowing never to return. But like his old teammates from Boston, he's no longer content to be on the sideline
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July 12, 2004

Where's The Chief?

Robert Parish left the game vowing never to return. But like his old teammates from Boston, he's no longer content to be on the sideline

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Boyle has sent letters to teams and broadcast outlets, letting them know that his client is available. So far there have been no interviews. Parish notes that another Hall of Fame center, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, also distant and aloof during a stellar playing career, has tried a similar late return and had few takers. Parish finds that "amazing" but does not know what it means for him. He says all he can do is make sure people know that he is available.

"They tell me that I don't have any experience," he says, "but look at everyone else on those Celtics teams—they didn't have any experience either. And they all seem to be doing fine."

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