Walter McCarty signs on longer as assistant coach


According to Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald, the Walter McCarty has agreed to a 3 year contract to remain as an assistant coach under Brad Stevens.

McCarty had expressed his desire to become a head coach in the past, even making a run at Boston College's vacant position earlier in the year. Despite this, McCarty is pleased with his current job and its location.

"I'm excited just to know that I'm going to be here another three years and continue to work with the guys and work with Brad and our staff and Danny (Ainge)," McCarty said. "This is a great organization to work for, and I think we have a lot of chemistry on our staff. I think we have a lot of good things going for us, so I'm excited about being here."

McCarty played for the Celtics for about seven and a half years, and Boston has been the primary home of his family.

"That's a big part of it," he said. "It's great to be on a staff where everyone gets along and everyone pulls for each other and helps each other out, but it's important, too for my family to just be situated and not worry about where we're going to go next. Just to have that security is great."

McCarty expressed excitement to continue working under Brad Stevens' wing:

"You learn every day what works and why he was successful at Butler," McCarty said. "I'm going to continue to pick his brain and learn from his each and every day. It's been a joy to be around him and ahve some of that rub off.

"I want to be a great coach, whether it's college or pro or whatever it is. Right now it's just about learning as much as possible."