Damon Stoudamire leaves the Celtics for Georgia Tech head coach job originally appeared nbc sports boston
The Boston Celtics are reportedly losing one of their top assistant coaches with 14 games remaining in their regular season.
Damon Stoudamire is finalizing a deal to become Georgia Tech’s next men’s basketball head coach and has already informed the Celtics that he is accepting the job. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Pete Thamel report monday.
Update (3:05 PM ET): Georgia Tech Officially Stoudemire announced as their new head coach Monday afternoon. The Celtics confirmed Stoudamire’s departure in a tweet of their own.
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Stoudamire is in his second season with the Celtics after spending five seasons as the head coach at the University of the Pacific. Former NBA point guard and 1996 Rookie of the Year emerged as a valuable assistant to the head coach Joe Majulla This season, even guided the Celtics to a pair of victories as interim head coach while Majulla was recovering from an eye injury.
Celtics have no immediate plans to fill Stoudamire’s role on staff Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe, Ben Sullivan is Boston’s top assistant under Mazzulla, with Aaron Miles, Tony Dobbins and DJ McLee also on the staff.
Stoudemire will replace Josh Pastner, who was fired by Georgia Tech on Friday after going 109-114 in seven seasons with the Yellow Jackets.