Another week, another addition to Ime Udoka’s coaching staff. The latest Celtics hire is current Warriors player development coach Aaron Miles, as first reported by Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer.
Miles has been in his current role with Golden State since 2019. Prior to that, he was the head coach of their G-League team, the Santa Cruz Warriors, for two seasons. He’s also spent time as an assistant in college, with his alma mater Kansas from 2015-2016 and Florida Gulf Coast form 2016-2017.
Before coaching, Miles played professionally for 10 years, mostly overseas. After playing 19 games with the Warriors as an undrafted free agent in 2005, he played in a number of European countries. He won a Russian Cup MVP with BC Krasnye Krylia in 2013.
Like Udoka, Miles hails from Portland, Oregon. In fact, he attended the same high school as Udoka – Thomas Jefferson High School – although he is five years younger than the Celtics’ head coach. Miles is the second Portland hire made by the team in as many weeks, following the addition of Damon Stoudamire.
Udoka has now added three coaches to the Celtics’ bench, between Miles, Stoudamire, and Will Hardy, who he worked with in San Antonio. As the transition continues, a number of assistants that worked under Brad Stevens have left including Jay Larranaga and Jerome Allen. More turnover is expected before the season begins.
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