Walter McCarty a New Celtics Assistant
Long a cult hero to Boston Celtics fans for his inspiring play off the bench in eight seasons with the team, former Kentucky forward Walter McCarty will give fans in Beantown another reason to “love Wal-tah” this season.
On Wednesday, first-year Celtics head coach Brad Stevens tabbed McCarty as the team’s new assistant coach. He’s previously been an assistant under two of his former coaches: Rick Pitino (at Louisville from 2007–2010) and Jim O’Brien (with the Indiana Pacers for the 2010–2011 season).
NBC Sports’ Brett Pollakoff says that Stevens was looking for a former player to round out his coaching staff in order to help give him some credibility. In bringing McCarty on board, he did just that. Walter McCarty profile