James Posey could be back in green very soon.
No, the 36-year-old forward is not joining the rebuilding Celtics on a veteran’s minimum contract. Posey, who has been out of the NBA since 2011, reportedly is a candidate to fill one of the open slots on new head coach Brad Stevens‘ coaching staff.
Stevens, who wants to add an ex-player to his stable of assistants, is considering Posey, Jeff Goodman of CBSSports reports.
Former Celtic James Posey among the candidates to fill out Brad Stevens' staff in Boston, source told ESPN. Stevens likely to hire ex-player—
Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) August 17, 2013
Posey was a key reserve on the Celtics’ 2008 NBA championship team, but he has not played professionally since the Pacers waived him using the amnesty clause in 2011. He reportedly received $7.6 million in 2011-12 to not play as part of the provision.