Purdue men's basketball assistant coach Micah Shrewsberry, who was an assistant under Brad Stevens at Butler University, is set to join Stevens' staff in Boston as an assistant coach, sources close to the situation told the Globe Thursday.
Shrewsberry joins assistants Jay Larranaga and Jamie Young on the Celtics' coaching staff. Both Larranaga and Young were with the Celtics last season.
It's expected that Stevens is also looking at hiring another assistant with a lot of NBA experience, especially considering that Stevens has none. League sources have said that one assistant being considered for that position is former Bulls assistant Ron Adams.
I can't say I know anything about Shrewsberry. At first I thought it said the Celtics were adding Darryl Strawberry, which would have been more exciting. If you know anything about Shrewsberry, feel free to leave it in the comments section.
Now I know some people will say that this shouldn't matter, but I was somewhat curious if the Celtics were going to add a black assistant coach. Up until this point all of Stevens' staff was white. That's pretty unheard of in the NBA where obviously the majority of players are black. Now don't get me wrong, I one hundred percent don't think that Stevens or Ainge are racist. Just saying if the Celtics had an all white coaching staff you know someone would make a big deal about it and write something on it. Glad we don't have to hear that now.
Adams seems like an intriguing guy to add. I know that Thibs wasn't happy that the Bulls let him go. In other coaching news, Doc Rivers added Alvin Gentry to his staff as his right hand man. Armond Hill, Kevin Eastman, and Tyrone Lue will all also be going to L.A. with Doc.