Celtics officially hire Scott Morrison as Red Claws coach

September 16, 2014 - 10:19 am
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As expected, the Celtics officially announced Prince Edward Island native Scott Morrison's hiring as head coach of the Red Claws, their NBA Development League affiliate in Maine. In a press conference last month, Morrison stepped down from the same position at Ontario's Lakehead University, where he compiled a 185-174 record over 10 seasons. He had been working as an assistant for the Red Claws under Mike Taylor during a leave of absence from Lakehead this past season. "I am truly honored to have this opportunity," said Morrison. "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 has also coached the Canada National Junior Team for the past three years, mentoring 2014 first-round selections Andrew Wiggins and Tyler Ennis as well as projected 2015 lottery pick Trey Lyles. He served on the World Team staff at the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit, guiding future lottery picks Emmanuel Mudiay and Karl Towns Jr. The Red Claws are one of 17 D-League teams solely affiliated with an NBA club, meaning Morrison will be tasked with developing anybody the Celtics designate for assignment this winter in Brad Stevens' system.