Grant Williams has gotten off on the right foot in Boston.
Since being drafted No. 22 overall by the Celtics, the Tennessee product has showcased his team-first mentality and high-character attitude, much to the appreciation of C’s fans. On Wednesday, Boston made an addition to its coaching staff by reportedly bringing in another Tennessee Volunteer.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Celtics are hiring WNBA champion and Olympic Gold Medalist Kara Lawson as an assistant coach. Lawson played under Hall of Fame coach Pat Summitt at Tennessee for four seasons.
Williams, Boston’s second selection in this year’s draft, played three seasons for the Volunteers and shared his excitement on Twitter on Wednesday when the Lawson hiring was reported. Check it out:
Lawson, 38, will join Joe Mazzulla as the newest members of the Celtics’ coaching staff. Micah Shrewsberry was the only assistant to depart from last year’s staff, meaning the number of coaches will increase by one.