The winds of change definitely will blow through the Boston Celtics this offseason.
Celtics assistant coach Micah Shrewsberry will leave the team this summer in order to take a similar role on Purdue University’s men’s basketball team, The Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach reported Wednesday night via Twitter, citing an NBA source.
A source told Stadium’s Jeff Goodman that Shrewberry will leave Boston in order to come closer to fulfilling his personal ambition.
Rumors linked Shrewsberry to the Georgia State head coach’s job last month, but he declined to pursue it, and Rob Lanier ultimately filled the position. Shrewsberry was a candidate to become UMass’ men’s basketball’s head coach in 2017 but exited the running for the job after his second interview.
Shrewsberry has worked on Brad Stevens’ coaching staffs on-and-off since 2008 and has been on Stevens’ Celtics staff throughout the head coach’s entire six-year tenure.
Shrewsberry left Steven’s Butler program in 2011 after three seasons to become an assistant coach under Painter at Purdue. However, Shrewsberry re-joined Stevens in 2013 as an assistant with the Celtics.
The futures of several Celtics players are uncertain, with many of them set for free agency this offseason or the team considering to include them in trades. At least one likely will follow Shrewsberry out that door.
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