Doc Rivers and his son Austin are making NBA history. Fulfilling the dreams that most men have, not only is Doc Rivers going to have the chance t watch his son play, he is going to have the chance to coach his son on a professional level.
The Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns and Boston Celtics have completed a three team trade sending Rivers to the Clippers, Reggie Bullock to the Suns and Chris Douglas-Roberts to the Celtics.
According to ESPN,
Rivers will become the first son to play for his father when he makes his first appearance with the Clippers. Coby Karl was briefly a member of the Nuggets in 2010 under father George Karl, but Coby did not play for Denver during that stint, which occurred while his father — now an NBA analyst for ESPN — was on leave recovering from throat cancer.
As Clippers president of basketball operations, the elder Rivers had the authority to sign off on acquiring his 22-year-old son.
Asked last week whether he might be inclined to show favoritism toward his son, Doc Rivers said, “I probably show favoritism to Blake [Griffin] and Chris [Paul]. I love my son, but I think I’m going to still favor Blake and Chris and those guys.”
ESPN.com has learned the Clippers will waive veteran guard Jordan Farmar to create the roster room needed for the deal. The Boston Herald reported Thursday via Twitter that the Celtics plan to release Douglas-Roberts.
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