Brad Stevens has made two smart moves since becoming Celtics head coach.
Stevens first reached out to mercurial point guard Rajon Rondo. Now according to the Boston Globe, Stevens has reached out to former Celtics players via letter, inviting them to get involved with the franchise again.
Stevens reportedly sent this letter to former Celtics point guard Kenny Anderson.
“I am truly humbled and honored to assume the responsibilities of head coach of the Boston Celtics. The Celtics’ mystique, history, culture and tradition speaks for itself. There is nothing else like it in all of professional sports.
“At the press conference announcing my hiring, I was in awe looking up at the 17 championship banners. I am first and foremost a fan and admirer of the Boston Celtics and what has been accomplished by each of you.
“On behalf of the Boston Celtics management, staff and players, I write you to come around any time. Please know that you are cordially welcome to attend our practice sessions, home games at the TD Garden, games when we are on the road and Celtics events in our community.
“I look forward to meeting you in the near future. Continued success and well wishes.”
It’s unclear how many former Celtics Stevens reached out to at this time. Pretty neat gesture from a coach who obviously gets it.