There’s nothing like having old friends and teammates to fall back on after you lose your job.
Danny Ainge and Kevin McHale have a bond that goes back three decades, so it was no surprise that Ainge was one of the first to reach out to the former Rockets coach after he got the ax.
McHale has always been excellent on TV, but could land in Boston’s front office as well.
I’ve always tried to get Kevin to come work with me and work with my big guys,” said Celtic president of basketball operations Danny Ainge told the Herald….
“I told Kevin that today,” said Ainge, who is on the road scouting college games. “We’ve got a spot for him. I know we could figure something out for him in some capacity, but I think he’s just in a wait and see mode.
“He appreciated me reaching out to him, but I think he’s just going to lay low. He’s probably got bigger and better things to do — or more relaxing things to do.
“He’ll have some opportunities in TV, and maybe when the dust settles I can get him out to teach the slippery eel to Kelly [Olynyk] and Sully [Jared Sullinger] and Amir [Johnson],” Ainge added with a laugh, referring to one of his old Celtic teammate’s inside moves.
McHale will be fine in whatever he ends up doing.