Well, the Butler family reunion on the Celtics bench sent out a new invite this Sunday morning as ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported that Brad Stevens is bringing his former point guard to Boston to work in player development.
Nored, a pivotal part of both of Butler’s runs to the National Championship, spent his first year out of college last year head coaching the basketball program and teaching at Brownsburg High School.
From there, when Matthew Graves left the Butler sideline to take the head coaching position at South Alabama, Nored was set to join him this summer and did go on a couple of recruiting trips. He never will reach the sidelines for a game at South Alabama, though, as he is now joining his former head coach on the staff of one of the most successful NBA franchises of all-time.
As for his role on the staff, Goodman is reporting that Nored will be working with the Celtics D-League team in player development. He also called it a “terrific hire” and said Nored is a “rising star” in coaching.
That is easy to see, too, after spending time watching him on the floor at Butler. Everything about the way Nored played and carried himself screamed future coach and now he has the opportunity to create a name for himself in the professional ranks alongside several Butler colleagues.