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Reports: Celtics hire Walter McCarty as assistant coach

08.21.13 at 7:02 am ET
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According to multiple reports, the Celtics have hired Walter McCarty as an assistant coach.

McCarty, 39, spent 7½ of his 10 NBA seasons in Boston, also playing for the Knicks (who drafted him late in the first round in 1996 out of Kentucky), Suns and Clippers before retiring after the 2005-06 season. He averaged 5.2 points and 2.6 rebounds in 17.5 minutes per game over 593 career contests.

McCarty worked one season as an assistant coach with Pacers under Jim O’Brien in 2010-11 after spending three seasons as an assistant under Rick Pitino at the University of Louisville.

McCarty joins Ron Adams, Jay Larranaga, Jamie Young and Micah Shrewsberry as assistants under first-year Celtics coach Brad Stevens. Ronald Nored will work in player development and Drew Cannon is a stats-based contributor.

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