Sounds like the coach's kid is going to follow his dad to the NBA. Austin Rivers declared for the NBA draft.
Austin Rivers is leaving Duke after one season for the NBA draft. The freshman guard announced his decision and plans to hire an agent on Monday after team officials said he spent the weekend discussing his future plans with his family at their home outside Orlando, Fla.
Though Rivers said there was a challenge in determining just exactly where his son would go in the draft, it obviously wasn’t too difficult. Current estimates have Austin, a scoring guard who also can play the point, going somewhere between the 12th and 20th picks.
As of now, the Celtics are slotted to be picking in the mid teens. Hmmmm.
When the subject shifted to whether he'd be interested in coaching his son on the Celtics, Rivers had as much fun as he can without getting in trouble. "That would be interesting. That would be very interesting," Rivers said with a smile
The Celtics are no strangers to nepotism with Danny Ainge's son (also named Austin) spending time coaching the Red Claws and now serves as Director of Player Personnel. Still, a father coaching his son in the NBA would be a whole other level of ...interesting. Do you think it would be a good idea?