If Austin Rivers signed with the Knicks, the credit also goes to his father Doc. The head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers played a decisive role in the choice of his son to sign with the Knicks, as reported by Marc Berman of the New York Post.
Doc Rivers said, “Austin was at the top of the Sixers list before I arrived. Austin had better make another choice, he would be targeted as the coach’s son. I won’t be able to see the games, but I’ll go to. New York on rest days. I’m thrilled to think my son plays in the Knicks, where I played”.