Brad Stevens told the Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach that Gordon Hayward is doing “great” following his procedure on May 31. Hayward had a plate and screws removed from his left leg, but is on track to be fully cleared by early/mid August, according to the Celtics head coach.
Stevens said that Hayward was doing very well throughout his rehab in Indianapolis, but began to experience some pain in the “back side of his foot”. Rather than push off the procedure, they decided to get it done now so Hayward would be pain free by mid-summer.
More notes from Himmelsbach’s conversation with Stevens:
- Former assistant coach Walter McCarty’s position will be filled internally. McCarty was named the University of Evansville’s head coach this past March.
- Assistant coach Jay Larranaga will coach the Celtics’ summer league team this July in Las Vegas.
- The Celtics will hold training camp this fall at their new practice facility in Brighton, Massachusetts. The Auerbach Center will be unveiled on Tuesday morning.
- Kyrie Irving was over at Brad Steven’s house “the other day”, and Stevens said that his kids are excited for “Uncle Drew”.