Former San Antonio Spurs’ Derrick White Speaks on Adjusting to Boston Celtics After Trade

Long before Derrick White helped the Boston Celtics reach the NBA Finals, he was a key member of the San Antonio Spurs’ backcourt rotation.

The Spurs and Celtics agreed on a midseason trade that sent White to Boston. Since this deal, he has played an important role for his new team. Perhaps the move, which doesn’t require much adjustment, helped.

The Spurs influence instilled in San Antonio by Celtics coach Ime Udoka after his long history as a player and assistant coach was evident to White. The system at both ends has many fundamental similarities.

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