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It is the day after Christmas and New Orleans coach Monty Williams is standing outside New Orleans' locker room in the Amway Center in Orlando when he is asked the inevitable question. He gives the reporter a mockingly exasperated look as the question is formed -- even though this would be Austin Rivers' lone trip to his hometown of Orlando for the year. "You haven’t read the script?" Williams asks. "There has been like 15 other articles about [Austin Rivers’ adjustment to the pros]. Is that the only thing you can come up with?" Whether Williams likes it or not Austin Rivers has become a flashpoint and polarizing figure in the 2012 draft class. Rivers was tasked with being the point guard New Orleans paired up with top overall pick Anthony Davis. Davis has his outsized expectations, but also a little bit of an expectation that he needed time to develop and that his impact would not be immediatley felt. That and his injury hampered him in his rookie ...
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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...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Greivis Vasquez scored 23 points, Eric Gordon added 19 and the New Orleans Hornets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 111-99 on Tuesday night.
Ryan Anderson had 14 points, Xavier Henry scored 11 and Anthony Davis 10 for the Hornets, who are still last in the Western Conference at 12-26 -- including matching 6-13 records at home and on the road.
Jrue Holiday led the...
Greivis Vasquez scored 23 points, Eric Gordon added 19 and the New Orleans Hornets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 111-99 on Tuesday night.
Ryan Anderson had 14 points, Xavier Henry scored 11 and Anthony Davis 10 for the Hornets, who are still last in the Western Conference at 12-26 - including matching 6-13 records at home and on the road.
Jrue Holiday led the Sixers with 29 points...
Many Celtics fans were hoping that Boston would acquire Austin Rivers during the NBA draft. When Austin was acquired by New Orleans, people speculated as to what would happen when the Celtics played the Hornets. How would Doc coach against his son? Would KG treat Austin like he does most rookies?
Doc spoke to the media today on the topic of facing his son. While Austin currently...
Tweet Celtics head coach Doc Rivers has been around the NBA as a player and coach for 27 years. He’s seen most everything. However, on Wednesday night Doc will have to do something he’s never had to do in the NBA—coach against his son, Austin Rivers. Austin is a rookie guard for the Hornets, whom [...]
A visit from one of the Western Conference's worst teams would appear to give the New York Knicks a prime opportunity to snap a season-high skid.
The New Orleans Hornets, though, arrive at Madison Square Garden riding their longest win streak of the season, and Greivis Vasquez along with a healthier Eric Gordon have played significant roles in that run.
The Hornets' backcourt...
It can't be easy for Doc Rivers to see his son struggle as a 20-year-old rookie in the NBA, but Austin Rivers' recent woes may make Wednesday night a bit less confusing for the Boston Celtics coach.
The New Orleans Hornets guard has been seeing limited minutes heading into his first matchup with his father's team, which is going for its seventh consecutive victory.
It was a great Monday evening at TD Garden as the US Army, Marines, Navy & Air Force were recognized during “Seats For Soldiers” night. Rondo’s triple-double gave the brave men & women of our Armed Services a lot to cheer about, as he led the C’s to a 100-89 win over Charlotte.
The Celts will try and make it 7 in a row tomorrow night, as Austin Rivers and the N.O...