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Celtics hire Kara Lawson as an assistant coach

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Celtics hire Kara Lawson as an assistant coach 

Post#1 » by Gant » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:29 pm

The Boston Celtics are hiring former WNBA and Olympic champion Kara Lawson as an assistant coach, league sources tell ESPN.

Lawson, an ESPN analyst, also has been a television analyst for the Washington Wizards for the past three seasons and has contemplated several different coaching opportunities in recent years before landing with Boston now.

Lawson joins a growing group of women's coaches on NBA benches this season, including San Antonio's Becky Hammon, Dallas' Jenny Boucek and Cleveland's Lindsay Gottlieb.


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Post#2 » by OldCeltics » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:31 pm

Great news. Welcome

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Post#3 » by Froob » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:35 pm

Awesome! Great seeing women get opportunity in the NBA. Won’t be long before we have a female head coach.
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Re: Celtics hire Kara Lawson as an assistant coach 

Post#4 » by Curmudgeon » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:35 pm

What? A girl who never played in the NBA? Some unknown college coach from Rhode Island and now this? What is the Celtics coaching staff coming to? Fire Stevens immediately!
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Post#5 » by sam_I_am » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:36 pm

Wish Celtics were first team to hire a woman just because of franchise’s history of being out front. That said I like this hire - she is charismatic, is a winner, and learned from one of all time best college coaches.
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Post#6 » by captain green » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:41 pm

awesome she is legit too.
We always talk about there’s A-to-Z… really, there’s A-to-G or -E,’” Ainge told Celtics.com of a team’s typical offseason agenda. “This year, there’s definitely A-to-Z.” : danny ainge
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Post#7 » by GregB » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:48 pm

Curmudgeon wrote:What? A girl who never played in the NBA? Some unknown college coach from Rhode Island and now this? What is the Celtics coaching staff coming to? Fire Stevens immediately!


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Post#8 » by Celts17Pride » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:53 pm

Awesome! Celtics get major kudos
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Post#9 » by FAH1223 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:57 pm

Curmudgeon wrote:What? A girl who never played in the NBA? Some unknown college coach from Rhode Island and now this? What is the Celtics coaching staff coming to? Fire Stevens immediately!


Kara is legit. Super nice in person. Very knowledgeable about the game. We Wiz fans were very lucky to have her call the games the last couple years. She was stepping into a legend's shoes (Phil Chenier) and did a great job.
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Post#10 » by zoyathedestroya » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:01 pm

truth18 and Cave, if you're lurking, this one's for you.

By all accounts, this is a great hire. Welcome to Boston, Kara!

Grant Williams is already thrilled to have someone from his alma mater on the team.
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Post#12 » by London2Boston » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:04 pm

That’s nice and all, but can we get a Vet NBA coach to help Brad manage the locker room next?
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Post#13 » by sam_I_am » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:10 pm

London2Boston wrote:That’s nice and all, but can we get a Vet NBA coach to help Brad manage the locker room next?


The locker room has been managed. B’Bye Kyrie. B’Bye Marcus. B’Bye Terry.
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Post#14 » by GoCeltics123 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:16 pm

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Post#16 » by cloverleaf » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:29 pm

London2Boston wrote:That’s nice and all, but can we get a Vet NBA coach to help Brad manage the locker room next?


Yep, she and the other new guy could both be very good. But where is the NBA vet (and especially big man!) player or coaching experience that IMO should really be added to his staff? And yeah, should probably be another African-American, too.
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Post#17 » by Parliament10 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:02 pm

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Post#18 » by Parliament10 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:04 pm

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London2Boston wrote:That’s nice and all, but can we get a Vet NBA coach to help Brad manage the locker room next?


Yep, she and the other new guy could both be very good. But where is the NBA vet (and especially big man!) player or coaching experience that IMO should really be added to his staff? And yeah, should probably be another African-American, too.

Perk would be good as a Big's coach.
Not sure they have to be African-American, though.
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Re: Celtics hire Kara Lawson as an assistant coach 

Post#19 » by Green89 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:11 pm

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Is someone else leaving or are they just creating a new role?

Either way, great opportunity for Lawson and I think the team will definitely benefit having her here. Congrats!
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Re: Celtics hire Kara Lawson as an assistant coach 

Post#20 » by The Comedian » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:24 pm

Somewhere in banland, ViperGTS is seething.

Love the move, Lawson is AWESOME.

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