After the Boston Celtics employed Ime Udoka earlier this summer time, the Maine Celtics have discovered a brand new head coach, too. In line with HoopsHype’s Michael Sotto, the crew’s G-League affiliate has employed Jarell Christian:
Christian, 35, was most not too long ago an assistant coach with the Washington Wizards from 2019-21. Christian spent one season as head coach of the Capital Metropolis Go-Go, Washington’s G League affiliate, earlier than turning into an assistant coach with the Wizards.
Final season, the Celtics opted out of the G-League bubble in Orlando. Boston’s two former two-way gamers, Tremont Waters and Tacko Fall, spent the yr on the bench as an alternative. Former (then) Crimson Claws head coach Darren Erman left the crew after a profitable 28-14 season to hitch Tom Thibodeau on the New York Knicks bench.
As former CelticsBlogger Chris Grenham notes, Christian’s hiring is an effective one. He has a protracted historical past of participant improvement that additionally consists of time with the Oklahoma Metropolis Blue. After taking up the helm as President of Basketball Operations, Brad Stevens and Udoka have focused a number of former gamers to fill positions on the teaching workers. Udoka’s bench consists of former gamers Damon Stoudamire, Ben Sullivan, Will Hardy, Aaron Miles, and Garrett Jackson. Christian performed his faculty ball at Emory and Henry Faculty in Atlanta.