WEEI>On Demand>>Austin Rivers on possibly being drafted by the Celtics and playing for his father Doc Rivers

Austin Rivers on possibly being drafted by the Celtics and playing for his father Doc Rivers

Mar 30, 2012|

Austin Rivers joined Dennis and Callahan and talked to them about leaving Duke early for the NBA Draft, playing for his Dad and who would win in one on one: Doc or Austin?

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

Okay joining us on the AT&T outlined AT&T Ford GL TE speeds up to ten times faster than three GAT and T rethink possible man we've been talking about the last couple of days Austin rivers joins us good morning -- -- -- John and Jerry in Boston how are yeah. I'm no good at excellent let's just a procedural question do you think spend more time to date in the classroom and with your nose in the books or in the gym lifting weights and shoot basketball's. This -- Pretty close of I'll go back -- What do you do between now and draft day what do you do to get -- Well basically 01 off by the at a key bill -- do just keep oh work it out go to school to work it out and get better as dead. They basically. This weekend. Go to do that aged. -- made it. You know they'll do what he does. Have to in order to get ready for work basically industry get better that way it will work out Corrado. Be able to kill all -- all. If you we're convinced. What are you hearing in terms of where they think you might be slot as anybody whispering in your -- top ten or top 515. I do think that the overall possibilities are well in Israel though it'll kick -- projected at a good place former have. Then went -- everybody's told the caption -- -- and a it be from another top ten top fifteen latest public so. From what I've heard it's pretty good and got to keep getting better and proving -- right. Your answer your dad's a regular on our program we talked to a -- almost every week we spoke with -- yesterday and he made. It very very clear that if you were available when the Celtics were already depict. He'd love to have you on the team and coach's son would you like to play for year old man Austin. I mean that always he would be and adjusting going to do I mean like that I don't think anybody. -- so disagreed organizations. -- I think it'll happen probably. Speakers hopefully or earlier -- -- If that was -- -- -- I would love to probable to play trying to organize this Namibia. Or injury so I would be great to -- different. So the -- -- just yesterday just like. You've never played -- when he was broadcasting did he coach you or your brother Jeremiah. But I know about -- as whenever. I'm not suggesting. Oh it's been a combination of indignity. Of being a father that about -- coach should still -- eggs are very hard to do. And you know -- aren't gonna let us under way if you wanna be that father -- always you know being very year. Push us everything you know it is so let us do we wanted to do and it's turned out well I think all -- -- -- -- -- He's always you don't give advice and he has coached off the court but he never -- just try to purposely told us. You you've been heading to the NBA and in your whole life he says to us you've grown up and an NBA family man and in locker rooms do you feel NBA ready at nineteen. Are do other artists this is the dream that I had to chase it my whole life and I've been working towards this. -- -- -- photo Israeli Arabs and would go you know by going because you -- think. You know I can go higher I didn't beat top fifty -- -- going to the first officer of know what to do personal life should check out -- they already do this now all of -- though it on the -- and it all that but it is so a lot of players that have been early and I really do feel like I am ready and available at. There's going to be a lot of challenges and obstacles -- -- to overcome in this state about to improve to get better albeit. That excites them. And I do take a rated. Austin your dad told us yesterday without actually using the words it was always about being one and done would you agree with them where where you always at least leaning toward a pretty much picturing the fact it'll be one year duke and then into the draft. Of -- that you that don't you don't earlier in the back here at best that's just never bid you know loaded this year -- I really try to put aside those. Rumors always just thought you would you are what you'd better do everything it can't help duke waited. We had a great game that we are overall had a great season waited -- -- surely be edited a better way. I'll but. You know that the that was at a global I think it's you know you'd think about the what it does to what suited best sucker play -- be taken too much so I just. Put that aside aside at an altitude present themselves then I'll talk to -- into his best but. It I was a big blow yet to receive it and brush their -- you know on a display to be awarded at a distinct at the wrong mindset. You you you set your previous answer their things that you wanna improve on things you wanna get better rats specifically -- what do you think needs work most in your game. Are what they -- -- they keep improving strength which the you know get in the way you are a lot yet a lot bigger I got to continue to do that -- one. There were two. Walked the first of -- that you can prove that there every error that I mean that's a the thing but I got a keyboard overall aspect but -- of the moment -- -- -- who wanted to get stronger and this improving armed. Partly because the ghost just being aware help side I'm really get on the ball defender and that -- -- pretty quick and a lot of movement to get. Just being you know those things is beyond you know -- learning. Think Adam on the outside. How did knock him down that game winning three against North Carolina that changed things for you did that. Did did you life changed dramatically -- god knows the whole world watched it stood up cheered lot of booed whenever and it had a real impact. On basketball fans everywhere. Yeah I mean it is it was an amazing moment and mean not just from me before -- -- You know that was a big win for us so all and as far as individually for me. -- jump started. About two days before that. I really started to play well. You know prior to that he would -- a part of those. You know do the -- you are actually lost -- play well and I played good all season and it. Got things going well but I had a couple ups and downs and then. Prior to that game to use for them a discount a -- game -- a -- to go he can be going and then after that North Carolina game. It really just sit Markoff is really got up. And I sort of -- they can do in the cause we'll do it -- -- -- played my game of confidence and having fun it'd just really worked up from. Did you abuse you've obviously scrimmage with the Celtics correct. I've never personally scrimmage with them a -- to see them scrimmage in. Got like shocked up for the players and I was a lot younger. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- You've never run the floor with Rondo and tried to cover on the run with a. No I don't think a good so I know I've played well while Garnett played one hole pierce. But I never -- ever scrimmage in London. Would you be interest to be here with Kevin Garnett said yesterday about the possibility -- Austin rivers joining the Celtics. And -- but take a listen this is KG yesterday on you Austin. Always said that this vehicle tour to see that -- you want to focus. Because. I think he is sort of -- easier -- of the vaccine doses. And that relationship skills and some parts of the -- Because of maturity with that was in able to say you know sometimes you don't think coach right. In other communal substantively thesis -- the in the thought these dogs though I think that we don't seem to be a great thing. You think your dad would be more inclined to be tougher on you cause your his kid and he has -- anybody -- think that he's going easy on you or easier on you because the U -- his son. Lendl and all my dad is my whole life -- and -- -- immediately Shia and I wouldn't want. Myself on and neither would anybody on the team that was the beauty case. Like at says you know it -- -- -- -- have been the rich -- it does. Who want to treat me like anybody else in the you know our best to not want to be -- -- video. Out of we'll let you know assist us. I guess the way he coaches are recalled is -- -- guard better. Every Bradley or any other player and -- team on -- -- -- me well I don't want anything handed to me and never have my whole life. And that the mature and accept their responsibility that one of the things you. You know look forward to what you what you decide to go pros you know those type of favorite players -- it'll play -- -- girl. Give us an example Austin over time that may be you crossed the line and -- had to put you back in your place that he. It did any of -- ever about yelling at the -- maybe tuck them back to a coach fighting during the game something like that really set him off. Actually. -- -- can't we have the perfect. On the what I mean every every kid has not doubt RC yeah Angel there is. I'm going to envelopes and think of -- give -- -- I know -- got in trouble once those younger I was like maybe seventh grade. And integrated them a little but those rude little. -- -- her brother guy and a little like a little -- -- -- a fight is do you ever mean. He's got got some skated. It was a lot older and so -- on a little brother and I was there and do anything about it and do other -- grade seven grade. -- ago by the one of my anatomy. Is that if anybody ever touches your Brothers you make sure you let them you know. Still ago only be Omaha among but -- only Agrium. And ever since then -- -- similar -- The germ I -- that you forget that. Maybe over the day you didn't have my back to optimize the big -- arguably -- -- honest -- -- Spencer and I believe he used to go probably -- rumor but. My -- will let that happen again. A final question for me and this is what I asked -- dead yesterday if if your dad spent a -- 68. Weeks get in shape treadmill run and shoot and get and try to get the best basketball she possibly can. And you two played one on one to 21. What will be the final score who would win. Went for the ones you. I went -- and I might -- -- a little -- still also -- -- just investors here and there I know how to win definitely. It would equals at least you -- give Betty he would still be beaten if a lot of side -- So update you could probably get a couple baskets. But I -- How old were you when you could beat him. I think like this one getting in ninth grade when our maturity get my athletically socially and that's what started the trying to take over. As -- -- beating the world war. You're too young to remember him as a player correct. I don't remember him the players at all I was remembering coaching broadcasting that's kind of been. My whole career. Everybody's coach and you allowed in locker room you win them when he. You know hasn't pregame or arm halftime speech against -- of. -- younger it was different younger to get older. I really was never just like. The past two years and urban institute. You don't bother me to I want to be like those guys so bad -- be they want to. Released. Go in there and seek -- it does give me so angry just -- so you know being the site. You have a dream that you've always wanted that's a party -- is gonna -- right too much as it is almost acute. And that are there. What I was like in middle school. I would just wait to those pregame and post game speech is done and that I go ahead and theft -- players and sit there and you know how -- always excited to see remotely got a little -- model. Boston are clearly you're great athlete but from our -- agency Mikey a very nice young man as well best of luck in the upcoming draft. And I hope you end up where you ever yet one indelible we'll talk you don't the last question I asked you not really going to class today -- if it. I go to class you know or finish up -- ball and then maybe one day eventually. Finish up here he's going back to summer school in the summer so -- so. Did. Go to class and get in the books. Sheer luck Austin thanks for the conversation the pleasure talking via. Thanks often -- over for Dennis and Callahan on AT&T -- AT&T forgy LTE you know what his answer was essentially disable it -- it. I score a few but he certainly beat me and ducks it if -- to shoot horse I can -- dismal fifty year old African music is one of the top players in the country. In this election because ask the ninth grade ninth grade ninth grade and it's true lament I think doc would admit that your kids athletic as hell. I mean he can do is go around them -- got the you know he's he moves like little athlete you know would be a bit surprised -- this career pans out reasons good NBA player -- -- in an NBA coach an analyst NBA coach is this is for -- this parallel there's fathers there's not a no no yeah and -- and -- that you're you grow up in an NBA locker room obviously in -- play -- understood broadcast you're used to it he is not in on you always wonder if these nineteen year old kids are ready -- I don't know physically he's ready but mentally he's he's got to go play on an NBA game and in September pre season game. And not be the least bit intimidating thing Jimmer Fredette walked into his first training camp and we'll have the same kind of attitude -- the -- -- -- butter plant Coby you know looks up and Kobe Bryant almighty god yeah -- been look at it as like Kobe and KG -- you know LeBron. For most of or half his life in and it it's not a big deal that will pick a timeout buzzer -- next.

Audio On Demand

It Is What It Is Cast: Lo…

It Is What It Is Cast: Logan Mankins, the offensive line, and Brandon Spikes' guarantee

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Christopher Price discuss Logan Mankins' breakdown of the offensive line and how it will look without Dante Scarnecchia. They also discussed Mankins' rebuttal to Brandon Spikes.

It Is What It Is Cast: Bill Parcells and Patriots Hall of Fame

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Bill Parcells' Patriots Hall of Fame candidacy.

CSNNE's Tom E. Curran Reports From NFL Owners Meetings

Tom Curran calls the show to discuss the Vince Wilfork contract situation. After texting with Vince this morning, Curran says that Vince's camp is possibly trying to put the "genie back in the lamp" and that the possibility of the Pro Bowl DT returning to the team has improved.

Celtics President Danny A…

Celtics President Danny Ainge with Dale and Holley 4-17-14

We wrap up the Celtics season by speaking with Celtics president Danny Ainge about this past season and the team's future.

Wyc Grousbeck, Celtics Owner: Reflects on the Boston Marathon tragedy 4-15-4

Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck joins Mut and Merloni to discuss and reflect on the Boston Marathon Bombings a year later.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston, on the Celtics, 4-10-14

Jackie MacMullan talks some Celtics with Mut and Merloni as the season is winding down and the team is positioned to have a high draft pick.

Joe and Dave postgame wit…

Joe and Dave postgame with David Ross 04-17-14

Dave O'Brien and Joe Castiglione talk with Red Sox catcher, David Ross, who had the go-ahead RBI tonight as the Red Sox beat the White Sox behind a brilliant pitching performance from Jon Lester.

Dave O'Brien with Dale and Holley - 4-17-14

Sox broadcaster Dave O'Brien checks in live from Chicago for our weekly chat about the state of the Sox.

Red Sox Manager John Farrell with Dale and Holley

We discuss the Red Sox early season woes with manager John Farrell, as well as his views and faith in MLB's new instant replay system, and the continuity in the Sox outfield.

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sport…

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, Previews Bruins-Red Wings 4-18-14

Pierre McGuire of NBC Sports joins the program to talk about the creativity of Red Wings coach Mike Babcock as well as the potential for physical play in the series.

Shawn Thornton calls in on gameday 4-18-14

Shawn Thornton discussed how he prepares on gameday in the postseason.

Jack Edwards with Dale and Holley 4-17-14

We preview Red Wings-Bruins with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.

Scott Stella on his buddy…

Scott Stella on his buddy Mark Fucarile 4-18-14

Scott talked about the fantastic E 60 documentary Dream On and how his friend is doing.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Chelsea is pregnant 4-18-14

The top of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys discussed Chelsea Clinton's pregnancy.

Shawn Thornton calls in on gameday 4-18-14

Shawn Thornton discussed how he prepares on gameday in the postseason.

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sport…

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, Previews Bruins-Red Wings 4-18-14

Pierre McGuire of NBC Sports joins the program to talk about the creativity of Red Wings coach Mike Babcock as well as the potential for physical play in the series.

Bruins heavy favorites going into first round Series against the Red Wings

Mut and TC discuss how almost every national hockey writer is picking the Bruins to beat Detroit. Will the Bruins be too confident?

Mut and Merloni Previewing Playoff Hockey 4-18-14

Mut and TC preview the Bruins first round match up against Detroit Red Wings

Dale and Holley with DJ B…

Dale and Holley with DJ Bean : Complete Bruins-Wings game 1 preview and analysis

We get you ready for Bruins game one of round one vs the Detroit Red Wings, with DJ Bean from WEEI.com

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Title Town Edition - 4-18-14

We tackle four topics all revolving around the most recent runs to championships in Boston, and misnomers like Title Town for Green Bay or Hockey Town for Detroit.

Jack Edwards previews Red Wings and Bruins Round 1 with Dale and Holley 4-17-14

We preview Red Wings-Bruins with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.

Rick Middleton joins Plan…

Rick Middleton joins Planet Mikey

Nifty jumps on the Planet for an hour.

Red Sox lose to the Orioles 2-1 on Opening Day

Lou Merloni did play-by-play with Joe Castiglione today and then joined The Planet Mikey Show to talk about what went wrong, and a few things that went right as the Red Sox started their campaign to defend their World Series title.

Chris Price joins John Ryder to talk the Patriots' newest acquisition

WEEI.com's Chris Price joins John Ryder and Chris Villani on Planet Mikey to discuss the signing of Revis Island

Pod Man Rush: DJ Bean and…

Pod Man Rush: DJ Bean and Greg Wyshynski on Bruins-Red Wings

Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports joins DJ to break down the first-round matchup between the Bruins and Red Wings. Also discussed is Zdeno Chara's Norris candidacy, transparency with voting for the NHL awards and whether the Canadiens will get out of the first round.

Minor Details Ep. 79: The meaning of winning in the minors with Carlos Febles, Evan Lepler

The Red Sox' High-A minor league team in Salem recently had a 16-game winning streak that spanned two seasons. So what? From the standpoint of making prospects better and fostering player development, does that matter? Salem manager Carlos Febles (who managed Salem for the end of their winning streak, but who was also in charge of a 50-87 Single-A Greenville team in 2013) and Salem radio play-by-play man Evan Lepler discuss -- while also touching on a number of prospects in search of the next Earl Weaver and Vinegar Bend Mizell.

WEEI WrestleCast: Wrestlemania 30 recap

Scott and Ben recap WrestleMania 30 and talk about the death of the Ultimate Warrior.

Jack Edwards previews Red…

Jack Edwards previews Red Wings and Bruins Round 1 with Dale and Holley 4-17-14

We preview Red Wings-Bruins with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.

More from this show

Ty Law, Patriots legend: …

Ty Law, Patriots legend: On being a finalist for Hall of Fame, 4-17-14

Ty Law joins Mut and Christian Fauria to discuss being a finalist for the Patriots Hall of Fame, the way the game is officiated now, and Darrelle Revis.

More from this show

Headlines, Headlines, Hea…

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Chelsea is pregnant 4-18-14

The top of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys discussed Chelsea Clinton's pregnancy.

More from this show

The Bruins prepare for th…

The Bruins prepare for the Red Wings 4-18-14

The guys opened the show talking about the Detroit Boston matchup.

More from this show

Dale and Holley with DJ B…

Dale and Holley with DJ Bean : Complete Bruins-Wings game 1 preview and analysis

We get you ready for Bruins game one of round one vs the Detroit Red Wings, with DJ Bean from WEEI.com

More from this show

Weei Writers