Ben Howland happily plays host to Celtics

The Celtics are currently in Los Angeles getting ready for the start of the NBA Finals against the Lakers, and that Boston is practicing at Pauley Pavilion on the UCLA campus likely brought a smile to Bruins coach Ben Howland's face.

After all, Celtics coach Doc Rivers happens to be the father of 6-foot-4 guard Austin Rivers, a Class of 2011 recruit drawing much attention from schools such as Duke, North Carolina and Florida.

From the Boston Herald:

UCLA coach Ben Howland greeted (Doc) Rivers when he walked in.

"Great job," he said. "I'm very happy for you."

Then Howland asked about Rivers' son, top recruit Austin, whom he hopes to have by the school this weekend.

Well played.

(HT: Bruins Nation)