12/31/13 (Updated)

Austin Rivers' Mom and Glenn 'Doc' Rivers' wife Kristen Rivers

“You know, you’d be kind of pretty if you washed your hair once in a while."
Probably not what you’d expect as the first words shared between a couple that has been married for more than 25 years. But that’s exactly what Doc Rivers said to his wife Kristen the first day they met.

Doc and Kristen Rivers (nee Campion) met in 1979 while freshmen at Marquette University. Following that winner of a pick up line, Kristen (who goes by Kris) actually dated one of Doc’s teammates for a year before she and Doc got together. Sadly at that time, our country was not as open to mixed race couples, and Kris and her family were the target of harassment.

Doc and Kris married in 1986. They currently reside in Winter Park, Florida. They have 4 children together, some of which you might have heard of before. Their son Jeremiah played basketball at Georgetown and Indiana University, graduating last year. Daughter Callie played volleyball at the University of Florida and now plays professionally overseas (and also has a history dating college athletes). Likely the most famous of their children, Austin played one year at Duke and is expected to be a lottery pick in the upcoming NBA draft this June. Their youngest, Spencer, has a lot to live up to.

Want to see More Los Angeles Clippers Player Wives?

Jamal Crawford's Wife Tori Crawford

Jamal Crawford's Wife Tori Crawford

Blake Griffin's girlfriend Daniella Grace

Blake Griffin's girlfriend Daniella Grace

Is Matt Barnes dating Eva Longoria?

Is Matt Barnes dating Eva Longoria?

12 Responses to “Austin Rivers' Mom and Glenn 'Doc' Rivers' wife Kristen Rivers”

  1. Lydia

    Doc Rivers is one classy man. He is a very good coach and example of a honorable man in his mannerism on and off he court. I wish him all the luck in his future with the Celtics. Ma God bless you and your family.

  2. Norma Jean levine

    Doc Rivers, Just wanted you to know how much I admire you, and I am so proud of you. I wanted you to win another championship this year, but I am praying that thing will get better next season
    I pray that Ray Allen will return to Boston, I love Ray Allen, they is something special about him. I want to see the big 3 again. I don't feel that they played their game in the play off. But I am condident they will be back. So please hold on to them all. Keep up the good job. May God bless you, your family, and the Boston Celtics whole team. Love you guys, see you next season/

  3. fj

    yet another black who hits it big and goes right for the white trophy.

  4. lovetravel

    Hi Doc, I remember your day play for Atlanta Hawks. I don't mean to be rude or disrespect at all, but it seem like you didn't care whether a black woman come to you or not and the only thing you care was to have some attention and didn't want no shame so it not surpriise and it have nothing to do about open mind of mix relationship, you choose to stay out of " Ghetto" into a warm feeling of comfort place. All in all you marry is wonderful and wish you all the happiness

  5. po po


  6. Patricia Odegard

    I am an 87 yr. old fan of the Celtics since Kevin McHale first played. I am also a fan of Docs and the Celtics and have been watching Austin's team if I can find it on the TV up north. Good luck now and the future. You sound like a very fine family to me. Love ya, Pat

  7. Luke

    Did he go medical school after Marquette?

  8. Anonymous


  9. Gus

    I sat behind Doc's wife Kris in a couple of classes in High School. Trust me, her hair was clean and smelled "terrific". Nice lady.

  10. Ulrica

    I actually used to work for Glenn and Kris when they lived in Atlanta. What a nice couple! I loved looking after Jeremiah and Callie and am happy to hear how well they all seem to be doing. All my best to the family.

  11. Thomas Caretto

    Doc watched you play and love the man you are today. You have great skills sorry you were thrown into the fire in the clippers mess. Really The Lord won't give you more then you can handle. Tuff playoffs but it will make you and the team stronger. Best of luck to help right the ship in LA. You are a great Ambassador keep the positive going with the clippers. Your kids have a great father. Yes you are a super role model. Your wife is very proud and lucky to have a man like you.

  12. rich

    I was lucky to watch Feherty tonite. He interviewed Doc Rivers..super human and class act. Certainly learned a few things.