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Doc thrown off his game

Coaching against son Austin and the Hornets brings out mixed emotions

Updated: January 16, 2013, 10:04 AM ET
By Greg Payne | ESPNBoston.com

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Celtics coach Doc Rivers has no shortage of pride in his son, New Orleans Hornets guard Austin Rivers.

He admitted before Tuesday's practice that for a father, there's no greater reality than seeing a child reach one of his/her dreams, which is what his son accomplished when he was selected 10th overall by the Hornets in last June's draft. But Wednesday will see a clash in realities, as the younger Rivers' rookie campaign stops in Boston for a showdown with his ...

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