Robert Parish nears 60, hopes to find work before retirement

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Robert Parish leaned over the lectern so that the microphone could catch his voice, sharp and deep, with a touch of Southern, befitting his Louisiana roots.

Rows of youths at the South Boston Boys & Girls Club sat before him, listening as he shared lessons about health and hygiene. (Gillette, the event’s sponsor, had him to talk about the hygiene part.)

The Celtics Hall of Famer remarked at one point Tuesday afternoon how, as he approaches his 60th birthday later this month, he’s often told he looks better than his age.

But Parish, “The Chief,” admitted that his age might be working against him as he tries to find a job, an endeavor that he said is more out of boredom than for money.

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