When Austin Rivers heard he was coming to the Clippers, the first thing he did was call his mother, Kristen.
"She was a wreck the first night," he said.
She eventually gave her blessing to her husband, Clippers Coach Doc Rivers, and son, but the coach added that he knows he will hear about it from Kristen if there is any contentiousness between the two.
"I'm never prepared for that, I can tell you that straight up," Doc Rivers said with a smile.
Kristen Rivers wasn't the only one who had reservations about the second father-son coach-player combination in NBA history, which came to fruition Thursday in a three-team trade that involved...