Ex-Celtics coach Doc Rivers on the time he had Dennis Rodman babysit Austin Rivers

The thought of former NBA star Dennis Rodman babysitting their kids might spark terror in the minds of some parents, but to former Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers, it seemed like a good idea at the time. Speaking on a broadcast of a recent Sacramento KingsLos Angeles Lakers tilt, Rivers recalled how The Worm offered his services when Doc found himself in need for the night.

“It was a one-time thing, but when I was in San Antonio (with the Spurs), I wanted to go out, and we used Dennis Rodman for one night babysitting Austin and some of our kids,” he explained via Boston Dot Com’s Luke Scotchie. “I don’t know if I’m parent of the year or the worst parent.”

“(Rodman) was over at the house and he said ‘Hey, I can do that. I love babysitting,'” said Rivers.

“And he did it, he did a great job. The house was a mess,” related Rivers. Who’d have thought we could add babysitting to rebounding and international diplomacy as things the Hall of Fame big man has as skills?

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