If the whole NBA player thing doesn’t work out for former Boston Celtics big man Tacko Fall, he may have a future as an NBA insider with the Salt Lake City Tribune’s Eric Walden reporting that the UCF product told him that new Utah Jazz head coach and former Celtics assistant Will Hardy will poach the Boston assistant ranks even further by hiring Boston player improvement coach Evan Bradds.
Fall is with the Jazz on a camp deal to play for Utah in the Las Vegas Summer League, which is now managed by Danny Ainge, the team president who ran the Celtics when he first signed with that team in 2019. Hardy’s hiring brought additional Celtics alumni exposure to the revamped Jazz, and that became even more apparent with news of Bradd’s hiring.
Boston managed to regain prominence after a long period of stagnation under Ainge, and the team rose to competitive status under the tenure of Hardy and his former boss, Celtics head coach Ime Udoka.
So it makes sense for jazz to bring some of these minds on board to fix similar circumstances in Salt Lake City.
It remains to be seen if the Celtics alumni can help restart what has become a moderately successful but stagnant franchise in the league’s Western Conference, but the loot Ainge just amassed to start the Defeating veteran big man Rudy Gobert should provide fertile ground to try.
This post originally appeared on Celtics Wire.
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