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According to a report from Matty Mackay of CelticsLife.com, the Boston Celtics have a new coach in the fold. Ron Adams, a former lead assistant of the Chicago Bulls will join Brad Stevens as the new head coach assembles his staff.
Adams’ departure from the “Windy City” was rather unceremonious according to multiple reports as Gar Forman, the general manager of the Chicago Bulls let Adams go without the consent of head coach Tom Thibodeau creating fraction in the front office.
Adams had many teams interested in him. The Indiana Pacers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Brooklyn Nets, San Antonio Spurs, and the Los Angeles Clippers were all clamoring for his services. New Clippers head coach Doc Rivers wanted Adams to solidify his staff, but ultimately Adams wanted to call the TD Garden home.
Serving under Scott Skiles in a previous stint with Chicago, Adams served the role of lead assistant coach. He then moved on to Oklahoma City where he served under head coach Scott Brooks before returning to Chicago in 2010.
Having Adams, a veteran coach with a great NBA mind on the staff of a younger coach like Stevens is a great mix. The youthful energy of Stevens combined with the NBA wisdom and experience of Adams should complement each other very well. This is all part of building what is shaping up to be a potentially bright future for the Celtics.
With great basketball minds hard to come by these days, the hiring of Adams is a major asset. It seems as the pieces are slowly starting to come together for Gang Green.