In recent news, Danny Ainge announces his plan to resign from his role as Celtics President. In a press conference, Ainge said that the results from this season didn’t influence his decision, but his health did. Ainge had a heart attack two years ago, and he stated that he started to think about his role and what was best for his health. He also said he has no plans for another job but doesn’t know what his future holds.
The replacement is coming from in-house as Boston head coach Brad Stevens is planning to transition from his current role into becoming the new Head of Basketball Operations of the Celtics. Stevens said he never even thought about joining the front office before because Danny Ainge was there “and he’s the best at it.” As Stevens makes the transition, he says “I loved coaching. … But this is the new challenge and this is what we need to do to hopefully be even better.” Also stated that he hopes to find a good coach and be empowering like Ainge was for him.
Still empowering him, Ainge said he believes Brad Stevens was “born for this” and thinks this is actually “a big step forward” for the team.