All in the Family: Clippers acquire coach Rivers's son Austin
LOS ANGELES, USA - Austin Rivers is poised to make a bit of NBA history after being traded to the Los Angeles Clippers, coached by his father Doc Rivers.
The Clippers acquired Austin Rivers in a three-team trade on Thursday, sending Reggie Bullock to the Suns and Chris Douglas-Roberts to Boston in the deal.
The Celtics also received forward Shavlik Randolph from Phoenix.
The Clippers are hoping the young Rivers, in his third season in the NBA, can help energize their reserve corps, who have been disappointing so far this season.
The 6-foot-4 shooting guard Rivers, 22, is shooting just .387 from the field and averaging 6.8 PPG and 2.5 APG in 22.1 minutes a game with the Boston Celtics.
When he takes the floor for his new team, Austin Rivers will become the first son to play for his father in the NBA.
Coby Karl was briefly a member of the Denver Nuggets in 2010 when his father George Karl was their coach.
But Coby Karl never played for his father in Denver. George Karl was on leave to receive treatment for throat cancer when his son was signed by the team, and Coby Karl was released before his father resumed his coaching duties. - Rappler.com