Will Hardy Rumors
The coaching staff continues to take shape, with Will Hardy, Damon Stoudamire, and Aaron Miles joining holdover Joe Mazzulla as assistants and Garrett Jackson joining remaining video assistant Evan Bradds behind the bench. There are still more roles to fill on the staff, particularly the associate coach that serves as Ime Udoka’s top lieutenant. Multiple sources around the team have said they presume Hardy will fill that role, but it is unclear whether that has been decided already.
Jay King: The Celtics and new head coach Ime Udoka are finalizing adding Spurs assistant Will Hardy to Udoka’s coaching staff, sources tell @The Athletic. Hardy, widely respected, played his college ball in MA at Williams.
Scotto on Will Hardy as an eventual Popovich replacement: I’ve heard some whispers on that from an executive or two around the league. This is a guy who has interviewed with the Knicks, Pacers, and the Thunder. He’s knocking on that door to be a head coach at some point in his career.