Found March 23, 2012 on Los That Sports Blog:

Austin Rivers, son of current Celtics coach Doc Rivers, is reportedly ready to leave Duke and turn pro. Per, Rivers will hire an agent and effectively ending his college eligibility. Rivers was one of the most highly recruited players coming into college in 2011. The shooting guard led Duke in scoring as [...]


Does Doc Rivers ***** too much about officiating?

ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg points out that Doc Rivers leads coaches in technical fouls: After picking up his eighth technical foul of the season Thursday night in Milwaukee, Doc Rivers not only topped the list of coaches' technicals, but owned a two-tech cushion on the rest of the field (heck, only seven other coaches have four or more technicals this season). Rivers...

So Austin Rivers is Still a Blue Devil, Well Maybe

Decisions are hard but even harder when it seems someone else is making the decisions for you.  CBS Sports reported earlier today that Duke freshman Austin Rivers had decided to forgo his remaining eligibility, sign with an agent and enter the NBA Draft.  Since that report, Duke and family members of Rivers have apparently said those reports are all premature and that no decision...

Is Austin Rivers ready for the NBA?

Duke guard Austin Rivers has decided to take his game to the NBA.

Report: Austin Rivers is turning pro

CBS Sports reports Austin Rivers is leaving Duke after one season: The 6-foot-3 freshman will sign with an agent and forgo his remaining eligibly, multiple sources told Rivers, the son of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers, averaged 15.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists this past season in Durham. Rivers, according to multiple NBA executives, is expected...

Report: Duke's Rivers to enter draft

Duke guard Austin Rivers is set to leave the Blue Devils after one season to enter the NBA Draft, CBS Sports reported Friday. The son of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers will soon sign with an agent and is expected to be a lottery pick in the June 28 draft, according to the report. But the university said Friday that Rivers has not yet made a decision. "Austin Rivers is discussing...

Duke expects Rivers' NBA decision next week

Duke expects guard Austin Rivers to decide next week whether he will enter the NBA draft early. Team spokesman Matt Plizga said Friday that Rivers will discuss his future plans with his family this weekend, and an announcement on his future is expected next week. The son of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers averaged a team-leading 15.5 points and was a unanimous selection as the...

Celtics coach Rivers wants Garnett to return next year

Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers has extended his invite to forward Kevin Garnett to return to the team this offseason when the veteran becomes a free agent.“Oh yeah, absolutely. We want him back,” Rivers told reporters. “I think it will come down to if he wants to play or not. But, you know, who knows? So many games and so many things can happen. Being around this as long...

Doc Rivers Confirms Austin Still Weighing Draft Options

Austin Rivers is projected as a lottery pick in this year's draft.

Austin Rivers reportedly to turn pro after just one season at Duke

  Austin Rivers, son of current Celtics coach Doc Rivers, is reportedly ready to leave Duke and turn pro. Per, Rivers will hire an agent, ending his college eligibility after just one season playing for Coach K. Rivers was one of the most highly recruited players coming into college in 2011. The shooting guard [...]

Austin Rivers surprises no one, heads to the NBA

Duke's leading scorer Austin Rivers is headed to the NBA.  A formal announcement will come next week at some point, but this should be no surprise to anyone. Let's check real quick, raise your hand if this surprises you.  You, with your hand up, put it down.  You knew this was happening before the season started, you knew it after Rivers knocked down the game-winner against...

Vote: Did Austin Rivers Make the Right Decision To Turn Pro?

For the second year in a row, the Duke men's basketball team has had a superstar declare his eligibility for the NBA draft after his freshman year. Last season, it was phenom Kyrie Irving who made the jump to the pros after one year, and he was drafted by the Cavaliers as the first overall pick. One year later, first-year shooting guard Austin Rivers finds himself in the same...

Report: Duke Guard Austin Rivers to Enter NBA Draft, Will Sign With Agent (Video)

By this time next season, Duke freshman Austin Rivers will be in the same league as his father, Celtics coach Doc Rivers. The 6-foot-3 guard will enter the 2012 NBA draft and sign with an agent, CBS Sports reported Friday. Rivers earned ACC Rookie of the Year honors after leading Duke to a second-place finish in the Atlantic Coast Conference, averaging 15.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and...

Celtics showing signs of becoming the team Danny Ainge envisioned

The Boston Celtics played home game after home game to begin the season, but the March road trip loomed like a gallows in the distance, ready and waiting to execute the Celtics in one eight-games-in-13-days stretch. Doc Rivers claimed not to be worried. The road would galvanize his squad, he said, mold it into a cohesive unit, tie it closer at the seams.And here the Celtics have...

Starting 5: Del Negro's can't make adjustments, Doc Rivers can, & Big Al saves Utah

Every morning, we'll give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day. 1:  The Del Negro watch is on The Los Angeles Clippers... the sudden contenders upon acquiring Chris Paul... are now one game from being out of the playoffs.  The 8th seeded Houston Rockets are tied with the Clippers in the win column, and have just one more loss.   The situation...

Duke's Rivers enters NBA draft early

Austin Rivers is leaving Duke after one season for the NBA draft. </inline 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. ''Duke has prepared me for the challenges that are ahead both on and off the court,'...
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