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Your Morning Dump… where Brad Stevens is assembling a United Nations of coaches

John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) July 29, 2013 Celtics News, The Morning Dump 11 Comments

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Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. 

The Boston Celtics have hired former Butler guard Ronald Nored in a player development role, a source told ESPN.com’s Jeff Goodman.

The 23-year-old Nored, a guard on Butler’s two Final Four teams coached by new Celtics coach Brad Stevens, is also expected to have a role with the Maine Red Claws, Boston’s D-League affiliate.

 ESPN Boston: C’s add Nored to coaching stff

Brad Stevens is assembling a little United Nations of coaches from around the basketball world for the Celtics.  He’s got a couple of holdovers so the team can keep some continuity as it makes its transition.  He’s got Ron Adams, a wise veteran who will almost serve as a second head coach.  He’s got his stats guru Drew Cannon.  He’s got Micah Shrewsberry, a former assistant with him at Butler who understands Stevens’ methods.  And now he’s added a former player in Nored, who will do some of the same and also serve in a role beyond just the 12-15 guys on the Celtics roster.

Read further in that link and you’ll see coaching is all Nored ever wanted to do.  And when you look at what Stevens said about Nored in a piece from two years ago, it’s no shock at all that he was added to this staff.

“He’s smart, an excellent leader and extremely competitive,” Stevens says. “When you put all of those traits together, you’re going to be successful.

“In college basketball every year, there are great leaders and then there are five to 10 elite leaders. Ronald is one of those elite leaders. He’s a leader not only on the basketball court with this team — and not only at this school — but within this entire community. Every part of the community that he touches, he’s a leader.”

The Celtics now have a unique blend of voices who come at things from different perspectives, which is almost never a bad thing.  These different people can offer opinions that others may not have thought of simply because of their different experiences.  From there, Stevens can make an informed decision.

This staff has a nice blend of experience, younger guys who are more relate-able to a young team, and statistical analysis.  I’m actually quite impressed with the mix that Stevens has put together.  He’s doing a lot to ensure himself of the best possible chance to succeed at this job.

Related:  Globe: Stevens adds another member to his staff

If you missed CSNNE’s documentary on Reggie Lewis last night, this page has all the links to extended interviews, clips, and other related material.  Bring tissues if you plan on watching.

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  • Chuck Moran

    Still think they gotta add an old nba player like dooling or someone who rondo s gonna respect . Either as a player or assistant coach.

    • Curt Hays

      You can’t respect Dooling anymore. He “retired” and then went to the Grizzlies.

      • Chulinho

        Correct me if I’m mistaken, but I don’t believe Dooling could have re-signed with the Celtics last season.

        • Curt Hays

          Possibly true…but he RETIRED.

        • screamcrimson

          true, he was waived because of his retirement but due to CBA rules he could not resign with C’s. The rules state that u have to wait a yr past date player was waived

  • Tommy_Heinsohn

    A 23 year old coach? I’m not too sure about this move…

  • vitamin d

    Is there anyone left from last year or are they all gone?

    • screamcrimson

      Jay Larranaga and Jamie Young stayed..others went to Clippers

      • vitamin d

        Awesome, thanks!

  • screamcrimson

    We’ll see how this all goes but I like the variety in voices for sure..Experienced NBA heads to young and hungry..The young assistants will be more relate-able to this young team so maybe communication should be good..I know me as a 21 yrs old would be more comfortable with a 23yr old than a 36yr old in terms of he getting into my head and way of thinking..So I’m optimistic

  • NE_Celt

    I like this move…it goes with what they are trying to achieve, rebuilding. They are starting with a young core of players and coaches who can grow and learn together. Who knows if it will all work out, but I think they are putting together a good group that has lots of potential.

    And that special on Reggie Lewis last night was great…I didnt really know the story of Reggie as I was too young back then…he seemed like a great person and basketball player, its just sad things went the way they did. The NBA needs more people like that who dont blow up and have hissy fits…just play ball. He seemed to be a great role model.