Brad Stevens hires another young Butler guy
Yesterday the Celtics added another member to their coaching staff, Ronald Nored, a player on Brad Stevens' national runner-up Butler teams in 2010 and 2011. From the Boston Globe's Baxter Holmes:
Former Butler point guard Ronald Nored, who most recently was an assistant coach at South Alabama, will reunite with Stevens in Boston, a league source confirmed to the Globe Sunday. Another league source confirmed that Nored’s role will be with player development, and that he’ll also be involved with the Celtics’ NBA Development League team. Nored joins a staff that already includes Micah Shrewsberry, a former Butler assistant under Stevens who most recently was an assistant coach at Purdue. Another member of Stevens’s staff in Boston is 23-year-old Drew Cannon, a basketball analytics specialist whom Stevens brought to Butler, making Cannon the first statistics-based hire on a college basketball staff.
Like Cannon, Nored is just 23 years old. He actually coached a high school team last year before being hired in April to South Alabama by another Stevens disciple, Mathew Graves (a one time Butler assistant). And then there's this:
Awesome fact: One of Ronald Nored's assistant coaches last year in high school? Gordon Hayward's father.
— Jay King (@ByJayKing) July 28, 2013
These Butler guys really seem to stick together. The conspiracy theorists will tell you the C's will no doubt acquire Hayward in the near future. The ex-Bulldog is making $3.5 million for the Jazz this year, and is a potential free agent in 2014 (depending on Utah's $4.7 million qualifying offer option).
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