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Austin Rivers Talks About His Relationship With Dad (And Coach) Doc

After we saw this we saw the blow he took against Portland. It's enough to scare small children.

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It's covered here, but former Duke star Austin Rivers took a nasty shot in Friday's playoff game against Portland.
It's covered here, but former Duke star Austin Rivers took a nasty shot in Friday's playoff game against Portland.
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One of the real downsides of the whole one-and-done thing is that we rarely get to know those players as well as we do, say, Amile Jefferson.

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So it's good to find an interesting article sometimes, like this one on Austin Rivers and his dad/coach, Doc.

According to Austin, their relationship is essentially basketball, which might make being coached by your dad easier or harder, depending.

The really tough part, if it comes to pass, would be when the Clippers trade Austin, since his father, aside from being coach, is also President of Basketball Operations.

By the way, in the Clippers-Portland game, young Rivers took a tremendous shot from former Demon Deacon Al-Farouq Aminu, directly in front of former Duke teammate Mason Plumlee.

He looks like he was in the ring with Apollo Creed.