ORLANDO – Purdue men’s basketball assistant coach Micah Shrewsberry, who was an assistant under Brad Stevens at Butler University, is set to join Stevens’ staff in Boston as an assistant coach, sources close to the situation told the Globe Thursday.
The move isn’t official yet and likely won’t be until early next week, the sources said.
Shrewsberry joined the Purdue staff in 2011 following four years at Butler, all of them under Stevens. Shrewsberry, an Indianapolis native, arrived at Butler in 2007 as coordinator of basketball operations, and was promoted to assistant coach in July 2008.
Shrewsberry joins assistants Jay Larranaga and Jamie Young on the Celtics’ coaching staff. Both Larranaga and Young were with the Celtics last season.
It’s expected that Stevens is also looking at hiring another assistant with a lot of NBA experience, especially considering that Stevens has none. League sources have said that one assistant being considered for that position is former Bulls assistant Ron Adams.
Adams was let go from the Bulls this offseason.