|Posted on January 16, 2013 at 5:30 AM|
I was pleased that the Celtics didn't trade away the team last year to bring Doc's son. Rondo of course mainly.I wish the best of luck to Doc's son. I dislike the fact that he's a former Duke player. Doc was asked if he's looking forward to Wednesday nights meeting.
“I’m actually not,” said Rivers, whose club will take a six-game win streak onto the parquet. “I still don’t know how to feel about it.
“I’ve always thought he had a shot to be in the league, but I never thought about coaching against him. You don’t ever think about that part. Then when he gets drafted you think, ‘Wow, I’m going to go up against my son.’ . . . Not literally. I’ll be in a suit and tie, so I can’t do anything.
“I’ll be glad when the game’s over. I can put it that way.”
If Doc is worried about his players taking it easy on their boss’ progeny, he shouldn’t be.
“I don’t care if he’s Doc’s kid,” Jeff Green said. “Is he going to get mad at me? I mean, he wants us to stop him, right? If he comes into the lane, I’m going to hit him. Welcome to the NBA, kid.”
Doc probably hopes his Celtics teach his son a lesson tomorrow. Not in a flagrant foul kind of way, but in a healthy natural way. If that's even possible theses days.
Nor will Paul Pierce let up on Austin, the lad he got to know well at the Celtics practice facility through the years.
“No,” said the Celts captain and 15-year veteran. “He was out to get me when he was a high school player, so I’m ready for him.
“There’s going to be a lot of pressure on him. He’s going to be very nervous, tense. That’s a difficult situation, I guess. I couldn’t imagine it.”
But while the players won’t be pulling their basketball punches, Rivers found yesterday’s meeting with his coaches a bit odd.
“I just thought they were way too nice in the scouting report,” he said. “But it’s just a strange thing. It doesn’t happen often, obviously.”
I'm sure Doc's son wants to beat his dad, and put on a show in front of his dad. Will witness a great moment for the Rivers family tonight. Honestly all I care about is a seventh win in a row for the Celtics.