Daddy Doc, would have preferred he stayed.
"It's something he wanted to do," said Doc Rivers. "I loved where he was at. He wants to be happy in a different system. He loved Coach [John ] Thompson. I love Coach Thompson. It was a tough one.
"I didn't try [to change his mind] because if I did and it didn't work out then it's Dad's fault. I did try to show him where he was at as far as school. He was playing a lot and had a great chance to start the following year."
He's transferring to either Indiana or Georgia Tech. Indiana is presumed to be the favorite. That would balance things a bit. Another son of a former NBA player, Patrick Ewing, Jr., transferred to Georgetown from Indiana.