The Boston Celtics and Brad Stevens have made another addition to an already young coaching core. According to Jeff Goodman of ESPN, Stevens has hired Nored, a 23 year old assistant coach at South Alabama, to work with the Boston Celtics’ D-League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws.
This was a terrific hire by Brad Stevens as Ronald Nored is a rising star. I’m told he will have a role with the Celtics D-League team.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) July 28, 2013
Nored was a Butler guard who was coached by Stevens. After his senior year was over, he went right into coaching and player development. He coached Brownsburg High School to an 11-10 record last season, according to Mass Live, before being hired by South Alabama.
Nored will be just as green as Stevens is jumping into the NBA at the tender age of 23. They’ll both have a lot to learn about the way things work on the highest level of basketball and how to develop certain players.
The Red Claws are going to be a key investment for the Boston Celtics going into the future with Stevens. There could be a lot of good talent to be had coming out of the D-League. It will be Nored’s job to find that talent and recommend it to Stevens.
This isn’t going to be an easy job. Stevens obviously has a lot of faith in Nored as a player developer at such a young age.