Celtics assistant Micah Shrewsberry will leave the NBA to rejoin the Purdue coaching staff, tweets Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe. The news broke shortly after Boston’s season ended tonight with a Game 5 loss in Milwaukee.
Shrewsberry, 42, has been with the Celtics since 2013, when Brad Stevens was hired as head coach. He served as an assistant with the Boilermakers for the previous two years and was an assistant under Stevens at Butler prior to that.
The move has been planned for about a month, according to Jeff Goodman of Stadium (Twitter link). Shrewsberry is hoping to someday become a head coach at the college level.