Austin Rivers to play for his father

Jan 15, 2015 11:40 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Austin Rivers has joined the Los Angeles Clippers to play for Doc Rivers in the first father-son, player-coach combination in NBA history.

The Clippers acquired Austin Rivers from the Boston Celtics on Thursday in a deal that included the Phoenix Suns.

Coby Karl was briefly a member of the Denver Nuggets in 2010 under father-coach George Karl, but didn't play during a stint that coincided with his father being on leave for treatment of throat cancer.

Doc Rivers' other three grown children, Callie, Jeremiah and Spencer, frequently attend Clippers games.

In the deal, guard Reggie Bullock went from Los Angeles to Phoenix, forward Shavlik Randolph from Phoenix to Boston, and guard Chris Douglas-Roberts and a future second-round pick from Los Angeles to Boston.

The Celtics acquired Rivers on Monday from New Orleans as part of the three-way deal with Memphis that sent Jeff Green to the Grizzlies.

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