WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers has two jobs at this year’s NBA draft.
Rivers’ son, Austin, is projected to be a lottery pick in Thursday night’s draft.
Celtics general manager Danny Ainge says Doc Rivers is in New York with his son. But the coach will be available if needed to voice an opinion on the team’s draft picks.
Boston has the No. 21 and 22 picks in the draft. They’ll also have a second-rounder, the 51st overall pick.
The Celtics only have four players under contract. Ainge says that makes it easy to take the best player available.
The team is still waiting to hear from Kevin Garnett if he is coming back for another season. Guard Ray Allen can become a free agent on Sunday.