Celtics plan to fill asst. coach spots this week

Celtics plan to fill asst. coach spots this week
July 15, 2013, 9:30 pm
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WALTHAM, Mass. — Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens confirmed to CSNNE.com that he hopes to have a couple of assistant coaching positions filled this week.

Stevens declined to indicate who they are, although one is expected to be Micah Shrewsberry, one of Stevens' former assistants at Butler who left to be an assistant at Purdue.

Former Boilermaker players have already taken to social media to congratulate Shrewsberry on his new job with the Celtics.
The other assistant to join the Celtics staff is Ron Adams who reached an agreement with the Celtics on Monday after spurning offers from several suitors, among them being the San Antonio Spurs.

Adams, with 20-plus years as an NBA assistant, will give the Celtics some much-needed experience on the bench for Stevens.

C's president of basketball operations Danny Ainge confirmed to CSNNE.com that the Celtics were making progress on filling out the staff, but added the timetable is tricky because "we're not the only ones looking to fill positions, and the guys we like are pretty good."

Stevens' staff currently consists of Jay Larranaga and Jamie Young who are both holdovers from the Doc Rivers' staff.

But it's unclear how long Larranaga will be with Boston, considering he is a candidate for the head coaching job in Philadelphia.

Stevens said on Monday that Larranaga was still with the Celtics, and was hopeful that he can keep him.

"Both him and Jamie are great coaches, and have been a great help to me during this transition period," Stevens said.