Pirate Nation influences the Nation

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter

By Historical Society

Proviso East Pirate Glenn Rivers was known for his great attitude, offensive play and hard work. In 1980, the Pirates boasted their third consecutive West Suburban Conference title. Their team included Rivers, the All-America, All-State and All-Area guard who was named the #1 recruit in Illinois and #1 guard in the nation, according to the Proviso East Yearbook, the Provi.
Glenn "Doc" Rivers, who was born and raised in Maywood, where his father was a police officer, would go on to play for Marquette University before signing with the Atlanta Hawks. His playing career would include the Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks and finally the San Antonio Spurs. His coaching career went from the Orlando Magic to the Boston Celtics, which he led to the 2008 championships,  to his current position as the coach for the Clippers.
Rivers was asked last week to comment on the Jacob Black shooting. His response is as follows: "What stands out to me is just watching the Republican convention, viewing this fear. All you hear is Donald Trump, and all of them talking about fear. We're the ones getting killed. We're the ones getting shot. We're the ones that were denied to live in certain communities. We've been hung. We've been shot. All you do is keep hearing about fear.
It's amazing why we keep loving this country, and this country does not love us back. It's really sad."

Love the Review?

Become our partner in independent community journalism

Thanks for turning to Forest Park Review and ForestParkReview.com. We love our thousands of digital-only readers. Now though we're asking you to partner up in paying for our reporters and photographers who report this news. It had to happen, right?

On the plus side, we're giving you a simple way, and a better reason, to join in. We're now a non-profit -- Growing Community Media -- so your donation is tax deductible. And signing up for a monthly donation, or making a one-time donation, is fast and easy.

No threats from us. The news will be here. No paywalls or article countdowns. We're counting on an exquisite mix of civic enlightenment and mild shaming. Sort of like public radio.

Claim your bragging rights. Become a digital member.

Donate Now

Reader Comments

No Comments - Add Your Comment

Note: This page requires you to login with Facebook to comment.

Comment Policy

Facebook Connect

Community Guide 2019 - 2020

To view the full print edition of the Forest Park Review 2019 - 2020 Community Guide, please click here.

Quick Links

Sign-up to get the latest news updates for Forest Park.

MultimediaContact us
Submit Letter To The Editor
Place a Classified Ad

Classified Ad

Latest Comments