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Boston: Celtics Hire New Head Coach with NBA History

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The GIST: Double the Massachusetts-native Mewis sisters representation on the USWNT roster and Nia Long’s husband as the new Celtics head coach (HC)? Happy Thursday indeed, Boston.

June 24, 2021
Source: Celtics Life/Twitter
Source: Celtics Life/Twitter

🏀Celtics: The C’s made the first offseason HC hiring, selecting Ime Udoka (pronounced ee-MAY you-DOH-ka) as the 18th head coach in Celtics history. Udoka played in the NBA for six years before joining the San Antonio Spurs as an assistant in 2012 (where he won an NBA title in 2014). More recently, he was an assistant with the Philadelphia 76ers and the Brooklyn Nets.

⚾️Red Sox: After expressing his frustration with the MLB’s new crackdown on foreign substances, Sox pitcher Garrett Richards gave up four earned runs in just over one inning pitched yesterday. Sure doesn’t seem like a coincidence…

The Sox couldn’t overcome Richards’ dismal start, falling 8–2 to the Tampa Bay Rays. Boston will go for the series win tonight at 7:10 p.m. ET before hosting the Evil Empire NY Yankees for a three-game set beginning tomorrow.