|Posted by shawn cassidy on July 9, 2013 at 1:40 AM|
Danny talked to Scal about the Celtics coaching spot before Stevens took over. It was also rumored that Scal was wanted by the Warriors, and it looks like they go their man. Brian was welcomed by head coach Mark Jackson.
I thought it would have been nice to see Scal on the sideline with Stevens,but it wasn't an option I guess. With that being said, it seems like Stevens is in no rush for a coaching staff. I think he should round his staff off with NBA head coach material, or past head coaches. I think he'll need some help.
Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said he's been inundated with
interest in the spots available on his coaching staff, but as he
navigates his first days at the helm, he plans to take his time to fill
the chairs next to him.
"We’re working towards it. Again, it’s going to be a little bit of a
time, and we want to make sure we do it right and get it right,"
Stevens said after watching the Celtics thrash the Pistons in Day 2 of
the Orlando Summer League on Monday. "We do have at least a couple weeks
here to play with. We've got a lot of interest, and a lot of inquiries.
And I’m doing my due diligence on that."
Stevens has ideas about how to fill out a staff that will include
assistants Jay Larranaga and Jamie Young, two holdovers from the Rivers'
regime who are leading the summer squad.
"I think, obviously, having another couple of guys with NBA
experience is a big, big deal," said Stevens. "Then, potentially, a
person that is more familiar with me. And I think that is what I’m
weighing and balancing, doing my research on right now. We’re going to
get there, but again, I’m going to take my time. Because I think it’s
more important to get it right than get it done quickly."
One familiar face that Stevens expects to have alongside him in
Boston is Drew Cannon, the 23-year-old stats guru that Stevens hired as
part of his staff at Butler. Cannon sat baseline with much of Boston's
front office staff, including president of basketball operations Danny
Ainge, assistant general manager Mike Zarren, and director of player
personnel Austin Ainge, during Monday's summer league action.
Stevens said the team expects to put his favorite number cruncher into a not-yet-determined role with the Celtics.