The Boston Celtics are considering bringing in Ex-NBA and former Celtics player James Posey to play a role on the team next season. As reported by ESPN's Chris Forsberg on August 17, Posey is a candidate to fill out Brad Stevens' coaching staff.
The 36-year-old Stevens has reached out to former Celtics players and invited them to practices to help newer players connect to the tradition of the Celtics and adapt the winning attitude of Celtic Pride. Having Posey potentially joining the staff helps establish that plus it will bring in someone who was a part of a championship.
Posey was one of the key members of the Celtics' 2008 championship team. Although he only played one season, he was a memorable role player who accepted his role and encouraged his teammates and inspired those around him because of his love for the game. Stevens wants to instill that same team chemistry as he begins his reign as head coach for one of the most successful franchises in the NBA.
Stevens has already brought in Ron Adams, a longtime NBA assistant, and Micah Shrewsberry, one of his former assistants at Butler. He has also kept two of Doc Rivers assistants in Jay Larranaga and Jamie Young. Bring in Posey would fill out his staff because Posey would represent the ex-NBA player he is looking for.
Posey does have a little experience as an assistant coach. He was an assistant with the Cleveland Cavaliers this past summer during the summer league.