The look of the Boston Celtics’ coaching staff is starting to feel like a lot like a Butler bench more and more. First the obvious addition of Brad Stevens, but he has since added two former Butler coaches to his team in Boston as well.
The first addition was Butler’s statistical analyst, Drew Cannon. While Cannon was only on the coaching staff at Butler for one season, he had a big role in breaking down the numbers that Brad Stevens is known for being a big fan of.
This addition came straight from Butler as Cannon was going into only his second year as a college coach before electing to move to Boston with the man who got him a job in the first place.
Now, today, news is out that Brad Stevens has also added former Butler assistant Micah Shrewsberry to his team on the Boston bench.
Despite spending the last two seasons coaching at Purdue, Shrewsberry got his start in coaching at Butler in 2007 as coordinator of basketball operations becoming an assistant inn 2008. He was a contributor to both of the Final Four runs before moving on to Purdue.
Now, the Hanover graduate will be coaching the Boston Celtics along with both Brad Stevenns and Drew Cannon. Perhaps the most interesting part of Stevens adding Shrewsberry to his staff, though, is that Butler was also reportedly in contact with him, looking to bring him back as well.
Thus far, Stevens has kept his Butler roots with him as many have expected him to do. Therre are still a few spots to be filled as well, so time will tell if the Boston Celtics will continue to evolve into a Butler family reunion.