Still on the:
Head Coach: Cassell
Assistant: Ham or Atkinson
Anyone other than me think that Juwan Howard looks like someone tried to draw Will Smith from Memory?
i always thought robert horry looked more like will smith
As far as assistants under Cassell, I could see a bunch of different ways he could go:
Ham (they played together in milwaukee)
Pierce (probably not gonna happen but maybe he wants to get another real job so to help his reputation and public image)
Perk (probably wouldn't want to leave his cushy TV gig but the guy clearly knows the game, and has a passion for it, and he has celtic pride)
KG (he said he doesn't want to coach but maybe he just doesn't want to be head coach and would be ok being an assistant? Him and Cassell were teammates in both minnesota and in boston, they seem tight, there was only about a handful of former teammates KG mentioned in his.HOF speech and cassell was 1 of them)
Scal (knowledge and passion for the game, celtic pride, maybe he sees this as a step up for his career over being on celtics TV broadcasts..)
Kenny Smith (former teammate in houston, tons of knowledge/passion for the game, good personality, well respected across the league, probably wouldn't leave his high paying TV gig but maybe he would because a) he's been at TNT forever so might be time for a change and b) help out his former teammate who finally gets a head coaching gig, not sure how tight him and cassell are though..)
Horry (former teammates in houston and in phoenix, Horry just seems like a dude who could be a good coach, no experience though other than coaching his son's AAU team)
Posey (former teammate in Boston. Posey was assistant with the cavs a few years ago but clearly wants to get back into coaching based on these 2 articles:https://www.basketballnews.com/stories/nba-rumors-steve-nash-brooklyn-nets-james-posey-head-coach-hired-kevin-durant-kyrie-irving-steve-kerr-search-sean-marks https://celticswire.usatoday.com/2020/10/13/nba-boston-celtics-james-posey-assistant-coach/
Sam Mitchell (they played together in minnesota. Mitchell has a ton coaching experience and also some broadcasting experience. he won nba coach of the year with raptors in 2008, since then has been an assistant for 3 different teams. Hasn't coached since 2019 but maybe this is his way of getting back into coaching if he joins cassell's staff)
That's 9 guys listed above. Cassell could bring on 1 or 2 of them as assistants..
Imagine a Cassell/Kenny Smith/Robert Horry staff? Or a Cassell/Sam Mitchell/Garnett staff? Or a Cassell/Posey/Perk staff?