Evan Turner is widely known as a great locker room presence. Now he’ll get a chance to wield that kind of influence in a different role.
According to Shams Charania, Turner has accepted a coaching role with the Boston Celtics:
10-year NBA veteran Evan Turner is finalizing a deal to join the Boston Celtics as an assistant coach, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Turner is expected to focus on player development.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 30, 2020
Turner, the second overall pick in the 2010 draft, averaged eight points, four rebounds, and three assists with the Trail Blazers from 2016-19.