BOSTON (CBS) — Ime Udoka has added yet another Portland native to the Celtics coaching staff. This one just so happens to be fresh off of winning an NBA title.
Udoka has reportedly added now-former Bucks assistant coach Ben Sullivan, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Sullivan joined the Milwaukee staff in 2018, and is credited as the team’s “shooting guru,” helping Giannis Antetokounmpo work on his jump shot.READ MORE: Revs Become Third Team In MLS History To Reach 70 Points With Thrilling 2-2 Draw In Orlando
Prior to joining the staff in Milwaukee, Sullivan worked with Mike Budenholzer in Atlanta. And prior to that, he worked with Udoka in San Antonio under Gregg Popovich.READ MORE: Bob Neumeier, Longtime Sportscaster In Boston And At WBZ-TV, Dies At 70
Sullivan, 37, worked with Udoka in the Spurs video room when they were both in San Antonio. Now the Portland, Oregon natives are reuniting in Boston.MORE NEWS: Jayson Tatum Scores 31, Celtics Get First Win, 107-97 Over Houston
Since being hired by the Celtics, Udoka has added fellow Portland natives Damon Stoudamire, Aaron Miles and Garrett Jackson to his staff. Longtime Spurs assistant Will Hardy was also brought in to help on the Boston bench.