Asst. Coach Micah Shrewsbury leaving Celtics for position at Purdue
Boston Celtics assistant coach Micah Shrewsbury is headed back to the NCAAs, having accepted a position as an assistant coach for Purdue.
Shrewsbury, a significant part of building Boston's vaunted defense over the last few seasons, held the same job at that university before joining Brad Stevens on the Cs, having also served in such a role for Stevens in his time as head coach at Butler.
"Just trying to find someone who fits in with us ... It's a good coach, it's a good person, someone that's familiar with our area, that's recruited in our area before. All of those qualities are what we were looking for there."
For Boston's part, he will be missed. Said Stevens of Micah during the series against the Indiana Pacers in this year's first round of the playoffs (again, per Baird):
"He adjusted to the NBA way quicker than I did ... He's as good of a friend and as good of a coach as you can be around."