The Boston Celtics continue to promote from within with the latest addition to their coaching staff.
Jamie Young, who has been with the Celtics for the past eight seasons – the first seven as the team's video coordinator and last season as an Advance Scout – has been promoted to assistant coach for this upcoming season.
Danny Ainge, the Celtics' president of basketball operations, told reporters on Wednesday that Young will be "sort of a go-between with our game-planning coaches and our advance scouts."
Young's promotion comes shortly after Boston promoted Mike Longabardi to fill the vacancy left by Lawrence Frank who was recently hired as the head coach of the Detroit Pistons.
The Celtics also decided not to bring back assistant coach Roy Rogers, who is expected to wind up on the Pistons staff with Frank (the two worked together when Frank was the head coach of the New Jersey Nets).
Call me semi-surprised by this move. While I have the utmost confidence in Doc Rivers abilty, I would have prefered a veteran coach with some head coaching experience on the bench.
Chris Mannix thought former Hawks head coach Mike Woodson would be a good candidate, but he ended up with the Knicks. And remember when Larry Brown was rumored to be a candidate? Maybe Armand Hill and Kevin Eastman are ready to take a bigger role.
I should offer congrats to Jaime Young. Now don't screw up.