After receiving an opportunity to be interviewed for a head coaching job, current Celtics assistant coach, Micah Shrewsberry has turned it down.
Since the departure on Ron Hunter (R.J. Hunter’s father) from Georgia State, the team has been searching for their new basketball head coach. This search took them right to the Celtics coaching staff, where they found Micah Shrewsberry. Shrewsberry, along with many other Celtics coaches, has been in talks for other coaching jobs for the last couple of seasons now, yet only Walter McCarty, who now coaches the Evansville Purple Aces, has taken the bait. Fortunately for the Celtics, Micah Shrewsberry will follow that same pattern, as he has reportedly turned down to even interview for the Georgia State head coaching job. Shrewsberry, now 6 years into his Celtics coaching career, will stay with the team and Brad Stevens.
Micah Shrewsberry has been one of the Celtics top assistant coaches since he arrived in Boston, but it’s hard to tell how much longer he’ll stay with the team. In recent years, Shrewsberry has been considered by multiple college teams, such as Butler, UMass, and now Georgia State. Others on the Celtics coaching staff have interviewed for jobs as well, Jay Larrañaga being the main example, interviewing for the Hornets and Knicks job last summer. With half the Celtics coaching staff being looked at by schools and other NBA teams, it’s difficult to see what this coaching staff will look like in the future. For the time being, it’s amazing they’ve been together for as long as they’ve had and could be for the next couple of years.
By: Seamus Zarlingo