It was only a week ago that Austin Rivers became the first son to play for his father, Clippers Coach Doc Rivers, in NBA history.
Before the younger Rivers was traded to the Clippers, though, he made sure to call his mother, Kristen, to talk about the possibility of playing for dad.
"She was a wreck the first night," Austin Rivers said.
This situation is new for the NBA. But in college basketball, there have been numerous examples of fathers coaching sons — and the dynamic can have its difficulties.
Reggie Theus, former NBA player and Sacramento Kings coach and now the coach at Cal State Northridge, decided to avoid the situation altogether. His...