Doc Rivers Happy Austin Entering Draft
Celtics coach Doc Rivers said he encouraged his son, Austin, to make his own decision about declaring himself eligible for the NBA draft.
Austin Rivers made the announcement Monday that he would renounce his eligibility at Duke University and will hire an agent to represent him.
“He’s my son, I’m happy with the decision,’’ Rivers said after the Celtics’ 102-95 win over the Bobcats Monday night. “It was the whole family involved, we all talked about it. At the end of the day it had to be his decision. We gave as much input as we could. It was a tough one, though. He could have gone either way.’’