As if the Boston Celtics didn’t get our attention when they brought Sam Cassell to the staff last week. Now? They’re adding another experienced assistant coach to the fold.
The Celtics agreed on Sunday tobring former Milwaukee Bucks associate head coach Charles Lee to Boston. Besides being with the Bucks, Lee was also a finalists for head coaching jobs with the Detroit Pistons and Toronto Raptors.
Boston Celtics bringing in another experienced assistant coach in Charles Lee
Similar to Sam Cassell, Charles Lee has been an assistant coach in the NBA for a significant amount of time. Lee has been on the Bucks staff for the last four seasons and won a championship with Milwaukee in 2021. He also spent five seasons as an assistant with the Atlanta Hawks.
The beautiful thing is that Brad Stevens isn’t messing around. He’s acknowledged that the Celtics need to bring in some experience on their bench to help head coach Joe Mazzulla.
Safe to say with these two hires, they’re off to an A+ start. So now instead of going against Lee on another staff, he can bring his knowledge and experience of helping coach stars to Boston.
Boston Celtics proving they’re all in with the hire of Charles Lee
The loss to the Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals has really angered a lot of people. The fans felt cheated out of a championship because it felt like everything was falling into place. We all knew the Celtics couldn’t run it back with what they had this past season. Now they’re proving they’re as determined as ever.
Sam Cassell was a great first addition, but it didn’t feel like it was enough. Now with Charles Lee in the fold, it feels like the bench is starting to really come together.
Two guys that were top assistants for their respective former teams is a huge help. Not only that, but they came from Philadelphia and Milwaukee; two top-tier Eastern Conference teams.
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We also have to remember that Joe Mazzulla was essentially coaching with Ime Udoka’s guys. Now, he gets the chance to have his own staff and guys to gameplan with/consult about coaching decisions.
The bottom line of the Boston Celtics adding Charles Lee to the coaching staff
When Brad Stevens sets his mind to getting somebody, he makes sure that he goes out and gets the job done. Are the Celtics done this off-season with making additions everywhere? Not even close!
The Celtics will continue to look for coaches to round out their staff. With several assistant heading to Houston to help Udoka, there are spots that need to be filled as soon as possible.
Not only players, but they will need to make some decisions about players. Will Malcolm Brogdon be back next season? Could we see a trade where Marcus Smart unexpectedly leaves town? Those questions will be answered soon enough.
But for now, let’s take the little victories as Celtics fans. Charles Lee is a great addition to a coaching staff that needs to be on Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown to get to the next level.
Let’s see what you got up your sleeve next, Brad!