The Boston Celtics have strengthened their front office by adding Jeff Van Gundy as a senior basketball consultant, building on their offseason efforts to improve both their roster and coaching staff. Van Gundy, with an impressive coaching background, will have oversight over all aspects of the organization, including the Maine Celtics. His fresh perspective and unbiased opinions are seen as valuable assets by Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla, who was involved in meetings with Van Gundy and praised his addition, highlighting his strong character, extensive experience, and professionalism.
Mazzulla called the hire “awesome.”
“Any time you get to add like high-character, high-level, professional people, I think it’s a no-brainer and so fortunate enough that he’s here, not just for the coaching staff, but for everybody,” Mazzulla told reporters before practice Saturday
According to MassLive.com, Jeff Van Gundy will split his time between Boston and Maine, home to the Celtics’ G League affiliate.
Van Gundy, known for his long coaching stints with the Knicks and Rockets, also has experience working with Team USA. His presence and insights are expected to benefit various areas of the Celtics’ operations, and he has already begun interacting with players during his visits to Boston. The restructuring of ESPN’s top broadcast team created the opportunity for Van Gundy to become available, and the Celtics acted swiftly to bring him on board.