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.
Doc Rivers said he was looking forward to facing his son after the Hornets drafted Austin 10th overall last summer, but he didn't seem as excited this week.
"I'm actually not," the coach told the Celtics' official website. "I don't even know what I'm looking forward to. It's not like he's playing a ton anyway, but you never know. As far as him and being on the floor, that's just a different feeling. I still don't know how to feel about it."
It's something only three previous fathers have experienced in the NBA, most recently in one of many matchups between Mike Dunleavy Sr. and Jr. in 2009.
"It's just hard, because y...