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Celtics to hire Aaron Miles as player development coach

Aaron Miles has been with the Golden State Warriors for the last two seasons in a similar role.

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Ime Udoka’s coaching staff continues its revamp with news that the Boston Celtics are looking to acquire the Golden State Warriors assistant of player development Aaron Miles. Following the additions of Will Hardy and Damon Stoudamire, the coaching staff looked to have a hole in the player development area, something which Udoka has moved to resolve with this rumored coaching acquisition.

Miles is another coach linked to the Celtics that has ties to the Portland area, where Udoka has deep connections around the basketball landscape.

Following the departure of coaching stalwart Jay Larranaga, along with Scott Morrison, Jerome Allen and Jamie Young, the Celtics have been proactive in bringing in young, fresh voices that are well respected around the league. Miles is the latest piece to that coaching puzzle, and will be tasked with nurturing the plethora of young talent on Boston’s roster such as Grant Williams, Romeo Langford, and Aaron Nesmith.

Miles' imminent hire also continues a new tradition of hiring staff with NBA playing experience, as he played for the Warriors during the 2005-06 season.

The Celtics coaches now looks to be a vibrant, youthful staff with real NBA experiences to draw from, which is something the previous coaching setup lacked due to the inexperience of the coaching roster. For all the changes we’re expecting to be made with the roster, the bench additions have been swift and decisive, further strengthening the hope that the team is back on track and moving in the right direction.

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