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Doc & Austin Rivers: The Best Coaches Are Positive

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Doc Rivers (@DocRivers) and his son, Austin, are notable as the highest-profile father-son/coach-player combination in recent U.S. sports history. Doc is a PCA National Advisory Board Member and past NBA Champion coach of the Boston Celtics, now coaching the Los Angeles Clippers, where Austin, a former Duke University star, is one of his players.

In this video, Austin explains that the best coaches are positive, including his dad, and his Duke coach, Mike Krzyzewski. He provides examples of how both coaches encourage their players even in the face of struggles such as missed shots. He understands that all players, even those the caliber of his teammate, Chris Paul, can sometimes feel a reduction in confidence that positive coaching can help improve.