The Boston Celtics have hired a new head coach for their D-League affiliate in Maine.
Scott Morrison was officially announced Tuesday as the head coach of a Maine Red Claws. He will replace Mike Taylor, who coached the Red Claws for two seasons before being relieved of his duties earlier this summer.
The hiring of Morrison comes as no surprise, as there were many indications around the web, including Morrison’s own Twitter bio, that signaled the team would be bringing aboard the former head coach of Lakehead University in Canada last month. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Morrison spent last season as an assistant coach and scout for the Red Claws. He also was a head coach for the past 10 seasons at Lakehead and served as an assistant coach on the Canada Junior National team this summer.
“I am truly honored to have this opportunity,” said Morrison in a team press release. “I want to thank both the Boston Celtics and the Maine Red Claws, two top-notch organizations, for believing that I am the right coach for this job. I was fortunate enough last year to spend the season with the Red Claws, and I am excited to be coming back to this great community with the best fans in the NBA D-League.”
Morrison may have some good talent to work with in Maine this season, including potentially a couple younger members of the Celtics roster. The team’s current roster logjam may result in D-League stints for youngsters such as James Young and Chris Babb if either player can’t play their way into Brad Stevens’ rotation during the season.