Philadelphia 76ers completed a trade deal with the Dallas Mavericks to bring in Seth Curry in exchange for Josh Richardson. Recently appointed head coach Doc Rivers has a history with Curry that runs within the family lines. Apart from being the 30-year-old’s father-in-law, Rivers will now have a relationship that extends their boundaries onto the court as well.
This will not mark the first time that the veteran coach has coached a family member after already coaching his son Austin in the past. Rivers groomed Austin during their time together with the Los Angeles Clippers.
It is expected that the duo remain professional with the sport being played at the highest level. Apparently, the coach himself approved the move for the shooter, a position that the franchise so long yearned for. The move of this magnitude would be impossible to carry forward without Rivers’ opinion.
Rivers and Curry have met before out in the court before
While both of them look forward to a fruitful season by being cohesive under the same banner, Rivers was up against Curry recently in the NBA Playoffs.
Last season’s Western Conference No.2 seed Los Angeles Clippers were up against No.7 seed of Eastern Conference, the Dallas Mavericks. Back when their clash was questioned, the 59-year-old had laughed it off and brought his daughter’s allegiance into question.
“I don’t think she’s rooting for me, but I’m not so sure. We talk every day, my daughter and I and Seth. So it will be interesting. I told her she should look at it in this way — the family should be together, and the best way for that to happen is for us [the Clippers] to win.” Rivers had said back then
However, this time around Rivers’ daughter and Seth Curry’s wife Callie, can have it easy with both of them representing the same team now.
Jimmy Buttler’s departure from the side to Miami Heat brought a gaping hole in the shooter’s position. Averaging 12.4 points per game and shooting 49.5 per cent from the field and 45.2 per cent from three-point range. Curry could be the perfect fit for the 76ers.