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Warriors hire Brian Scalabrine as a coach

Posted 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.

Mark Jackson     @JacksonMark13

Congrats to @Scalabrine! My newest assistant coach! Welcome my man! #Warriors

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.

Stevens taking it slow with staff-ESPN BOSTON

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.

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Reply paul
06:35 AM on July 09, 2013 
Scal woud have been nice maybe