Boston went the assistant coach route to pick their next head coach and for those who care, he is the sixth black head coach of the franchise. (Boston picked the first black head coach in NBA and professional sports history in Bill Russell.)
We don’t know how Udoka will do as the head coach but he has worked under Greg Popovich, the best head coach in NBA presently working and he has additional experiences with Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets this past year.
The Celtics have a young core ready in Jason Tatum and Jaylon Browh and are close to being a NBA title contender. They have been the NBA Eastern conference finals three times in the Stevens’ era and now with Stevens in the front office, Udoka is starting at a good place. A young team close to title aspiration.