LOS ANGELES — Austin Rivers 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.

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 2017 second-rounder from Los Angeles to Boston. Randolph and Douglas-Roberts are seldom-used players.

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

As Clippers president of basketball operations, the elder Rivers had the authority to sign off on acquiring his 22-year-old son.


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