Brad Stevens hasn’t narrowed down a list of finalists for his replacement yet, but some fans have offered him some advice. A new billboard — paid for by Six Star Pro Nutrition — was placed near the Celtics’ practice facility and calls for Stevens, Boston’s new president of basketball operations, to hire a female coach, either Kara Lawson or Becky Hammon, after Stevens was promoted to replace Danny Ainge. “Hey Brad, it’s time to shake it up,” the billboard reads. “Hire Kara or Becky!”
Michael Singer: Orlando has requested an interview with #Nuggets assistant Wes Unseld Jr. for its head coaching vacancy, league sources told @denverpost. The Nuggets promoted Unseld Jr. to associate head coach at the start of this season & he’s been an invaluable piece to Malone’s staff.
You might’ve seen the latest Warriors coaching news. Vijesti, a Montenegrin outlet, reported early Tuesday morning that Dejan Milojević will join Steve Kerr’s staff. It’s not official, but it’s happening. Milojević and the Warriors have verbally agreed to terms, The Athletic can confirm. Expect an announcement in the coming days.
Who is he? A Serbian basketball legend. He won three Adriatic League MVPs in his playing days back in the early 2000s as an old-school power forward. ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan did a mini-profile on him during the bubble playoffs. In it, Milojević — the player — is described as a “rugged, undersized big man whose deft skills and tenacity on the glass earned him the nickname ‘The Serbian Barkley.’” Click here for some highlights.
But, in Tuesday conversations with those within the Warriors, there was a reluctance to just tag him as the Jokic whisperer. In international basketball circles, Milojević’s accomplishments stretch far beyond a single star pupil. His Mega Basket teams have been a recent NBA factory. He was the head coach between 2012-20. While there, 11 Mega Basket alums were selected in the NBA Draft. Five made the overseas leap: Jokic, Ivica Zubac, Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot, Vlatko Čančar and Goga Bitadze.