On a roster that doesn't possess too many knockdown shooting threats, Seth Curry may have added pressure to be as close to automatic as possible in the Sixers' backcourt. He'll help to replace Josh Richardson, who shot just 34.1 percent from deep last year, and will fit next to Ben Simmons — for now — who, well, doesn't shoot three-pointers.
But if that pressure isn't enough for Seth, a proven deadeye from deep, maybe the fact that he's married to the daughter of his new head coach will put more weight on his shoulders.
That's right. Callie Rivers, the daughter of Doc (or Glenn) Rivers, married Curry in September of 2019, and the two will now head to the City of Brotherly Love under the watchful eye of their father/father-in-law.
Of course, all evidence points to the fact that Curry and the elder Rivers are completely comfortable with each other. According to Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated, the new Sixers coach and then-Clippers coach "enthusiastically said yes" upon Seth's request for his daughter's hand in marriage.
“I couldn’t be happier,” Rivers said. “He’s such a gentleman. As a father, that is all you want. He just called me and asked like normal people. I always tell people, ‘We’re all normal people at the end of the day.’ I told him, ‘Great, and absolutely.’ But I think he knew I’d say that."
Doc's son, NBA player Austin Rivers, was also complimentary of Curry, his former teammate.
“When you hear your sister is dating an NBA player, you’re like, ‘Oh s—,’ ” Austin Rivers said. “NBA players travel a lot. There is a reputation. You don’t want your sister to get hurt. But when I heard it was Seth, I was relieved because he is one of the guys that act the right way.”
What must have been more awkward was Paul George's relationship with Doc Rivers in their lone season together on the Clippers, seeing as Callie Rivers used to date the star wing until he allegedly cheated on her with a Miami stripper.
Fox Sports analyst Chris Broussard, ironically, pointed to George's special treatment from Rivers as one of the reasons that Clippers role players were growing unhappy with their head coach, who stepped down in a "mutual decision" between him and the organization.
Now, with a fresh slate in Philadelphia for both Rivers and Curry, Sixers fans are hopeful that the best of each will come out and lead the team to much-desired success.