Meet Doc Rivers Wife & Family, Has Bitter Relationship With Son - Why?
Even before the 2018/19 NBA season could kick off, the Rivers family plans to give continuity to father-son dynamics recieved a severe blow after American basketball coach Doc Rivers' son Austin got traded to the Washington Wizards.
Viewers might not remember, but the duo didn't always enjoy the best of times while working together as coach and his player at the California-based NBA outfit, Los Angeles Clippers.
Besides Austin Rivers, NBA athlete-cum- coach Doc (real name Glenn Rivers) also shares two more sons and a daughter with his college sweetheart wife of more than three decades.
Family With College Sweetheart Wife: Three Sons & One Daughter
Not only did Glenn's time at Marquette University as a college basketball player earned him the title "Doc" but it also served as a platform, where he would meet his future wife Kris Rivers (Campi).
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The former Boston Celtics coach and then-girlfriend maintained contacts even after he got picked by Atlanta Hawkins in the 1983 NBA Draft. Three years into his NBA career, Doc and Kris got married on 31st May 1986.
Together, the college sweethearts would go on to have four children, who like their father are heavy into sports. Their firstborn Jeremiah, who was conceived a year after the couple's wedding, previously played college basketball for the Maine Red Claws.
Meanwhile, Spencer, the youngest of the four kids, played for UC Irvine. On the other hand, the married pair's daughter, Callie - who welcomed a girl child with Seth Curry in May 2018 - was a volleyball enthusiast during her time at the University of Florida.
Doc's wife, Kris poses with their middle son, Austin (Photo:- Austin Rivers' Instagram)
However, none of Doc's kids have quite managed to transform themselves into a genuine pro-athlete except for his second son, Austin Rivers.
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Currently displaying his hooping skills at Washington Wizards, Austin's move to the outfit from rival Los Angeles Clippers send shockwaves throughout the NBA nation amid hair-raising revelation.
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Under Doc's tutelage, his son enjoyed two mediocre seasons with LA Clippers between 2015 to 2017.
Doc Rivers provides guidelines to his son Austin in their LA Clipper days (Photo:- Complex.com)
When the rumors accusing Doc, age 57, of using his influence in the organization to hand his son $35 million NBA contract gained traction, the duo kept on asserting that the two maintained a professional relationship and nothing else.
Contrary to the gossip, the father-son duo doesn't even get along outside of the court. In a 2016 interview, Austin revealed the strenuous relationship between them mentioning that he and his dad have never shared empathy for one another.
“He and I don’t know each other like that. We know each other as strictly basketball. A lot of people on the outside don’t understand that because people think we have a relationship like every other father and son. We just don’t. That’s because he’s been gone my whole life, and that’s fine.”
Despite agreeing to trade his offspring to Washington Wizards, Doc - whose height measures six foot and four inches (193 cm) - is keen on staying with the California-based NBA outfit.
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As a means to commit to his current team, the 57-year-old veteran NBA coach signed a contract extension in May 2018, which sees him earn upward of eight-figure sum in salary.