Found January 17, 2013 on NESN.com:
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BOSTON — Austin Rivers‘ first professional game against the Celtics came with all the hoopla the occasion merited. For only the fourth time in NBA history, a player was facing a team coached by his father, and the moment was special for anybody with “Rivers” in his or her name. Austin Rivers’ presence at the TD Garden was not all that made the night somewhat surreal for Celtics coach Doc Rivers, however. While Kevin Garnett and other Celtics players felt their age in playing against a rookie they remember as a kid, hanging out at their practices, Doc Rivers got to match wits with New Orleans coach Monty Williams, a player he befriended and helped guide for three seasons with the Orlando Magic. “This whole thing is strange, even for Monty and me,” Doc Rivers said. “It’s funny, you raise your kids, you want them to do well and you want them to make the pros. That was Austin’s goal. But you don’t plan on the other stuff. Coaching against him is not something I ever really thought about...
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