Found January 15, 2013 on Fox Sports Florida:
New Orleans Hornets rookie guard Austin Rivers has struggled lately. His father will offer some advice. That is, after Wednesdays game in Boston. I will let him know at dinner after the game, Doc Rivers said with a laugh. Rivers is the Celtics coach. And hes about to face his son in a game for the first time. It will mark just the fourth time a coaching father has met his playing son in an NBA game. New Orleans Jazz coach Butch van Breda Kolff faced New Jersey Nets forward Jan van Breda Kolff in 1976-77. Los Angeles Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy Sr. went against Golden State and Indiana forward Mike Dunleavy Jr. 21 times between 2003-10. And Denver Nuggets coach George Karl ran into Los Angeles Lakers guard Coby Karl during the 2007-08 regular season and once that year in the playoffs. Doc Rivers had been planning to call George Karl to get some advice. After all, this is a foreign experience for him. It will be difficult, he said. How to you cheer against your son? Its going t...
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