Walter McCarty rejoins Boston Celtics as an assistant coach

Walter McCarty - photo by Walter Cornett |
Walter McCarty – photo by Walter Cornett |

Former Celtics forward will rejoin the team as an assistant coach, a league source confirmed to the Globe Tuesday night.

With the addition of McCarty, a 6-foot-10-inch forward who played for the Celtics from 1997 to 2005, to new head coach Brad Stevens’s staff, Stevens, who has no experience, gains the valuable perspective of an ex-NBA player that should help ease Stevens’s transition into the league.

McCarty is also a product of the Wildcats, as is Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo. A league source had previously told the Globe that the Celtics were looking to add a staff member “who can bond with Rondo, someone he can relate to and trust.”

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