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Report: Celtics looking to add former Blazer Stoudamire as assistant

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The Boston Celtics could add another new face to head coach Ime Udoka's coaching staff in the near future.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Celtics reportedly are targeting Damon Stoudamire for an assistant coach role.

Stoudamire has been the head coach at Pacific since 2016 and won West Coast Conference Coach of the Year honors in 2020. He also a connection to Udoka: The two grew up in the Portland area and were teammates on the San Antonio Spurs in 2008.

Stoudamire was drafted No. 7 overall in 1995 and won NBA Rookie of the Year with the Toronto Raptors. He enjoyed a 13-year NBA career playing in Toronto, with the Portland Trail Blazers, the Memphis Grizzlies and the Spurs. He spent two years as an assistant coach for the Grizzlies from 2009 to 2011 before college coaching stints with Memphis and Arizona.

Boston reportedly is finalizing a deal with Spurs assistant coach Will Hardy, who worked with Udoka in San Antonio.