Celtics’ Grant Williams gets some ref duty with summer league squad

The media caught wind of an unusual sight during an open practice session for the Boston Celtics’ Las Vegas Summer League roster ahead of a press conference on the same Tuesday — Celtics forward Grant Williams acting as an ad hoc umpire.

The well-known referee-complainant felt it was his duty to gain a greater appreciation for the craft, according to assistant coach (and Las Vegas Summer League head coach) Ben Sullivan. “It’s good for Grant to see how tough the job actually is so that if he’s hard on them, he has a better perspective,” Sullivan said.

When asked if Williams had it as hard as he gives the umpires with the flipped script for the Tennessee product, the Celtics Sin City coach replied negatively.

“Nobody can make it difficult for him like the referees,” he joked.

Boston’s 2022 Las Vegas Summer League action begins Saturday, July 9 at 5:30 p.m. ET and you can catch the action live on NBA TV.

This post originally appeared on Celtics Wire.

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