HoopsHype Walter McCarty rumors

August 24, 2014 Updates

MassLive: You were in Orlando for Summer League. What were your impressions of Marcus Smart? Walter McCarty: I thought he did a really good job. It gave us an opportunity to see what he can do, what he needs to grow into, but he did some real nice things, and we were very happy with him. He’s a worker, and I think he’s going to have a tremendous first season. MassLive: He's a nasty defender. McCarty: He is. He can do a lot of things. We know he can defend, and we’ll want him on the floor to get some of that stuff rub off on everybody else. Booth Newspapers

MassLive: What specifically needs to come together right away? Walter McCarty: We have to turn the ball over less. We have to be more successful on our fast breaks. We have to be better at defending the fast break, and we have to shoot the ball better. It sounds easy, but it’s not. But if we can get better in all those areas, we could be a playoff team. Booth Newspapers

July 17, 2014 Updates

Walter McCarty agreed to a three-year contract to remain as a Celtics assistant coach under Brad Stevens. Deals for other assistants are also in the works. Though McCarty made no secret of his desire to move into a head coaching position — he sought the Boston College job earlier this year — he is thoroughly pleased both with his current job and its location. “I’m excited just to know that I’m going to be here another three years and continue to work with the guys and work with Brad and our staff and Danny (Ainge),” McCarty said. “This is a great organization to work for, and I think we have a lot of chemistry on our staff. I think we have a lot of good things going for us, so I’m excited about being here.” Boston Herald

March 26, 2014 Updates
March 25, 2014 Updates

The list of candidates for the head basketball coach’s position at Boston College includes Walter McCarty, the Herald has learned. And the Celtics assistant coach acknowledged yesterday he is intent on exploring the possibility. “I’m very interested,” said McCarty, who spent 71⁄2 years as a player for the Celts. “I want to be highly considered. I love the city. I have great ties in the city. I have a great foundation here, especially with recruiting. “If you look at Louisville’s 2013 national championship team, four of those five starters were my guys. So I’m very confident in my ability to coach and lead a program. I think that I’m ready.” Boston Herald

January 19, 2014 Updates

Allen made an unusually gifted film debut as Jesus Shuttlesworth in the 1998 Spike Lee film “He Got Game.” McCarty, a Knicks rookie at the time, was part of a supporting cast of former college stars that also included John Wallace (Syracuse) and Travis Best (Georgia Tech). And now, 14 years later, McCarty has heard rumors of a sequel. He’ll sign on again tomorrow, if Lee wants him. He understands that Allen is game for the opportunity, too. “They have to get Denzel (Washington) and Rosario Dawson to sign back on, and then I understand they’ll go ahead with it,” said McCarty, who was originally invited in by Lee to read for the lead role. Indeed, in addition to Allen, all of the basketball players in the cast were allowed to audition for the Shuttlesworth role. Boston Herald

“I was just out of college for a year, after my rookie season,” said McCarty. “(Lee) gave us an acting coach, and the next thing we’re reading scripts. It made us comfortable. Every time the cameras went on, he let us be a little free with the script. We could add on or take away. He gave us that freedom.” And there was a good reason that Allen walked away with the lead role. “Ray was very good,” said McCarty. “I thought he did a heck of a job. He surprised a lot of people with how well he did.” Those who have met McCarty over the years, and know the film, tend to have the same reaction. “I always get teased, ‘Man, I didn’t know you were in that,’ ” he said. “A lot of people recognize it. It was a lot of fun, a great experience. Being in the movie is something that really reaches out to my people, so it was awesome.” Boston Herald

August 25, 2013 Updates
August 23, 2013 Updates

Walter McCarty’s education as a coach came from a very unpopular voice here in Boston. But without it, the former Celtics reserve forward might not be answering questions as a new assistant for Brad Stevens. McCarty — who was hired by Stevens to fill out the Celtics coaching staff with Ron Adams and Micah Shrewsberry, along with holdovers Jamie Young and Jay Larranaga — spent three seasons, starting in 2007, as an assistant coach at the University of Louisville under his former C’s coach Rick Pitino. It was there where he learned the intricacies of what a coach does behind the scenes, and how to find a voice as an assistant from a guy who has brought three different programs to the Final Four. “Working for Rick Pitino taught me a lot. It really prepared me for how to prepare for opponents, how to scout games, how to teach and develop players, and how to speak and communicate with players, as well,” McCarty said from the Celtics practice facilities before a private basketball clinic with MarShon Brooks for YMCA of Greater Boston youth yesterday. Boston Herald

August 22, 2013 Updates
August 21, 2013 Updates

The Boston Celtics announced today that they have added Ron Adams, Micah Shrewsberry, and Walter McCarty to the team as assistant coaches. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. Adams, Shrewsberry and McCarty join Jamie Young and Jay Larranaga on Head Coach Brad Stevens’ coaching staff. "I am really excited about our assistant coaching staff that we have here in Boston,” said Stevens. In this group, we have successfully assembled a passionate, intelligent, hard-working, and humble staff with a diverse set of experiences in coaching. We are all eager to get to work with this year's team, and take great pride in being a part of the Boston Celtics organization." NBA.com

The Boston Celtics announced today that they have added Ron Adams, Micah Shrewsberry, and Walter McCarty to the team as assistant coaches. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. Adams, Shrewsberry and McCarty join Jamie Young and Jay Larranaga on Head Coach Brad Stevens’ coaching staff. NBA.com

August 18, 2013 Updates
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May 17, 2012 Updates

Walter McCarty is singing a happy tune because despite being out of a hoops job, the former Kentucky star, NBA player and assistant coach said he's enjoying time alone with his music. Yahoo! Sports

"Basketball is still (what I love). I want to teach the game," McCarty said by phone earlier this week. "… I've always done music and been a fan of music. No matter what, it will always be a part of who I am and what I do." Yahoo! Sports

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