No. 3: Jason Terry, Utah Jazz
This would be fun. Like Evan Turner a few seasons ago, Boston could bring in a coach who has played under the bright lights of TD Garden. Similar to Cassell in some ways, Jason Terry had an extremely successful career in the NBA. The former NBA Sixth Man of the Year and star at the University of Arizona began his coaching career as an assistant for his alma mater. He is not the most high-profile of assistants like Lee is, but with Danny Ainge pulling the strings in Salt Lake City, this could be something that is possibly realistic.
Terry was an assistant at Arizona for one season under Sean Miller before moving to the Grand Rapids Gold, the G-League affiliate of the Denver Nuggets. During his one season with the Gold, Terry led his club to a 17-15 record and a top-seven finish in the Eastern Conference. The former C’s No. 4 moved to Utah where he was an assistant under Will Hardy last season.
The 45-year-old has not been linked with a move to the Boston Celtics but would add even more NBA experience to Mazzulla’s staff. Jumping from Utah to the City of Champions has to be a move that Terry should at least entertain if it comes up.
Despite him playing with the Cs for just one season, the former Pac-12 Player of the Year made an impression as both a bench piece and a starter before he was shipped in the deal that sent Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brooklyn. The former NBA Rising Stars head coach would not only make a lot of sense for this team, but it would add a second person to this staff with which the fans have a familiarity.