Evan Turner to Join Celtics Coaching Staff

by November 30, 2020
Evan Turner of the Atlanta Hawks

The No. 2 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, Evan Turner, has agreed to join the Boston Celtics as a member of their coaching staff. Shams Charania of The Athletic reports that the 32-year-old will serve in a player development role.

Turner hit free agency this offseason after playing out the final year of a four-year, $70 million deal signed in 2016.

Turner will retire from his playing career having averaged 9.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. His most productive season came as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers in 2013-14.

Turner averaged 17.4 points per game in half a season with the Sixers then but was dealt to the Indiana Pacers mid-season.

While Turner’s versatility as a big guard has intrigued basketball heads since his days at Ohio State, he struggled from beyond the arc and was eventually jettisoned from Portland to Atlanta and eventually Minnesota, in a series of financial moves.