NBA coach's classic take on daughter's marriage to $32m star

In many ways, the NBA is like a big family when it comes to players and coach.

In a more specific and literal sense, the Rivers and Curry families recently became a lot closer, with Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry (brother of Steph) wedding Callie Rivers, daughter of former player and LA Clippers coach Doc Rivers.

Both families have a long and storied history in the NBA, dating back to Doc and Dell Curry’s playing days through the 1980s and 90s.

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But the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Dell Curry went on to raise two of the league’s best shooters in Seth and Steph, while Doc Rivers’ son Austin made it to the NBA as well.

Coincidentally, Seth and Austin played college basketball together for Duke, back in the 2011/2012 season.

With such a big family affair taking place, it was only natural for Doc Rivers to crack a few jokes.

“It was very expensive,” the Clippers head coach told the LA Times in an interview discussing the wedding, among other things.

Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers has joked that he shouldn't have had to pay for the wedding of his daughter Callie and NBA star Seth Curry, who recently signed a $32 million contract. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

“I have to be the first coach to ever throw a wedding for an NBA player.

“Like, I don’t get that. I don’t think I should have paid. I really don’t. But it was fantastic.”

Renowned as one of the sharpest-tongued NBA coaches, Doc is nonetheless thrilled to have welcomed Seth into his family.

But, as his son Austin pointed out in an interview with The Undefeated back in April, the children of the extended Curry-Rivers family are going to have some lofty expectations to live up to.

“I told my fiancée our son is going to have a lot of pressure on them if they play basketball. All these kids will,” Austin said.

“Both of your grandfathers played in the NBA. Your father plays in the NBA. And you have three uncles that play in the NBA.

“But when you think about it, actually Steph’s kids are going to have it the toughest because their dad is the greatest shooter of all time.”