Boston Celtics Have Hired Their New Head Coach

Published June 23, 2021 at 2:59 PM
The Boston Celtics have reached an agreement with Brooklyn Nets' assistant coach Ime Udoka to make him the franchise's new head coach, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

After completing a major trade last week, dealing Kemba Walker to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Brad Stevens has now hired a new head coach. Udoka separated himself from other candidates after receiving major support from Celtics players, who worked under him with Team USA.

Udoka was considered a candidate for other teams who have a head coaching vacancy. He had been an assistant coach since 2012, working for three different organizations including the San Antonio Spurs, Philadelphia 76ers, and Nets.

He won a championship in 2014 as the assistant coach for the Spurs under Gregg Popovich.
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