Fear not, C’s fans, Sam I Am isn’t gunning for Doc Rivers’s job (or is he? duh, duh, duh! OK, he’s not.) Cassell, as he has mentioned in the past, wants to get into the coaching business. He’d like to start out by becoming a part of Doc’s staff following the 2008-’09 campaign.
From the Baltimore Sun:
Cassell, a 38-year-old guard who was part of the Celtics’ title run this year, told a reporter about his plans shortly before speaking at a City Hall news conference. “This is my last year playing with the Celtics,” he said. “Next week, I’ll sign the contract.”
After finishing the 2008-09 season, he plans to exercise an option to join the coaching staff. “I am playing this year,” he said. “After that, I have the option to do coaching for them.”
In no small part due to his knowledge of the game and engaging personality, Cassell would likely make for a terrific and popular coach. I just can’t wait until one of his players starts grouching about playing time during the postseason.