And shocking because the former Naismith High School Player of the Year totaled 65 points in the Clippers’ first 9 games of the 2015 playoffs.
So it looks like the coach’s son may be well on his way in the NBA.
Austin Rivers shocked most of the NBA world by scoring 25 points Friday night to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 125-99 win over the Houston Rockets in Game 3 of Western Conference Semifinals at the Staples Center.
Shocking because the 6-foot-4 22-year-old shooting guard who was drafted 10th overall in 2012 went into his 76th career game having scored 20 or more just four times.
Austin’s older brother Jeremiah played basketball at Georgetown and Indiana.
His older sister Callie played volleyball for the University of Florida then professionally in Puerto Rico, and younger brother Spencer is a guard at UC Irvine, which made this year’s NCAA Tournament.
Or that Steve Nash's sister married a professional hockey player? The top overall pick of the 2011 NBA draft and Cleveland Cavaliers point guard, Kyrie Irving, dated Callie Rivers, who is the sister of Los Angeles Clippers point guard Austin Rivers.Callie is also the daughter of Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers. Kyrie went on to date singer Kehlani and had a kid with former Miss Texas Andrea Wilson.In 2010, Miami Heat power forward Amar'e Stoudemire dated professional tennis player Serena Williams, who is the sister of the professional tennis player, Venus Williams.But there's a catch which makes it an unusual deal.Austin Rivers' dad is the Clippers coach Doc Rivers.ESPN named him the top shooting guard recruit from the Class of 2011. To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads.Winter Park won its first Florida 6A state title in 2010 thanks to Austin’s 23 points then repeated in 2011 when he went for 25 points, 11 rebounds and 4 steals.He earned the Naismith Prep Player of the Year Award in 2011 and several other distinctions: All-American, All-State, and he played at the 2011 Nike Hoop Summit for Team USA.Here’s what you need to know about Austin Rivers: The Rivers family made NBA history on January 16, 2015, when a trade sent Austin to the Clippers — the first time a father had coached his son in the NBA.Austin played that night against Le Bron James and the Cavaliers and scored 0 points in 11 minutes.