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Doc & Austin Rivers: Positive Reinforcement During Tough Times

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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.

Here, Doc explains that players too often have too many people telling them how great they are when things are going well and how lousy they are in tougher times. The last thing that player needs are parents chiming in with anything other than love, positive reinforcement and encouragement to keep after it.