Report: Celtics interested in Ron Adams as Assistant Coach [UPDATE: Deal is done]

Per The Boston Globe's Baxter Holmes:

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.

Adams was let go from the Bulls this offseason.

This is a move that makes a whole lot of sense for the Celtics.

There’s no doubt that new head coach Brad Stevens possesses strong knowledge of the game of basketball. However, college success usually takes a little bit of work to translate into professional success. Rick Pitino can tell you that much.

So what better way to help the process than to bring in a guy with over 20 years of NBA coaching experience in Ron Adams?

Since 1992, Adams has had stints on the coaching staffs of the San Antonio Spurs, Philadelphia 76ers, Oklahoma City Thunder and the Chicago Bulls. He is widely considered one of the top defensive coaches in the league.

Personally, I think Adams will be a tremendous asset for Boston if the team can snag him.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for Stevens putting together a staff of coaches he’s familiar and comfortable with. But at the same time, for a first-time NBA coach, having a guy who’s been around the league for 20 years will be invaluable.

Adams could be that guy.


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