Boston Celtics: Walter McCarty
"He wanted to get a game against Louisville. That’s what I liked about him, he approached us, he was very considerate, very nice, and approached Coach P about doing a game," said McCarty. "Coach [Pitino] said, ‘Yeah, let’s do it.’ They put it together, and, actually, Butler opened up the [KFC] Yum Center [in Louisville in 2010]."
Three years later, Stevens approached McCarty about a desire to add a former player to his first-year coaching staff in Boston. For McCarty, it was an easy decision when the formal offer to become an assistant was extended earlier this month.
"I’ve always been asked if I would get back into coaching, and I always said it would have to be the right situation," said McCarty, who spent one NBA season with former Celtics coach Jim O'Brien in Indiana. McCarty worked last season for the Celtics in community endeavors. "It couldn’t be any better than this. My family and I were already back living here, I was also already doing things for the Celtics anyway. I think it was just an awesome opportunity and it just made perfect sense."
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