Sunday, June 12, 2011

Celtics work out Doc Rivers' son

Jeremiah Rivers, Doc Rivers, Boston Celtics, Celtics News, State of the Celtics

The Celtics held another pre-draft workout yesterday that included a bunch of players that you probably have never heard of unless you're real big into Morehead State basketball or really know the depth chart of Georgetown or UMass.

But there was one guy that came to work out who had some serious ties to the Celtics before ever stepping foot into their gym: Jeremiah Rivers, the son of Celtics coach Doc Rivers. (CSNNE.com)

If there's one thing you need to know about Jeremiah, it's that he isn't Austin.  Austin Rivers is the one that was highly recruited and was tabbed as the top high school player in the country before deciding to go to Duke.  Austin is the one that many people are expecting to be a one-and-done type of player.

Jeremiah spent a good chunk of time on the Indiana bench and was never the go-to guy in the offense.  He actually ended up at Indiana after transferring out of Georgetown.  He isn't anything to write home about, which is why he's taking the NBA workout tour as I write this post about him.

If nothing else, this makes a great story and starts some "what-if" talk.  We all know that Doc loves to support his kids in their athletics, but there's a fine line between supporting as a father and being a big-time head coach.  Doc is one of the best coaches in the league, but I don't know how he'd feel about coaching his own son in the NBA.  I'm not saying that he couldn't, but I just don't know if he'd want to cross that line.

Then again, we may not even have to worry about it.  I'm not expecting Jeremiah Rivers to get drafted at all.

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