Former Boston Celtics assistant coach Scott Morrison has been hired to be the new coach of the Perth Wildcats of the National Basketball League of Australia and New Zealand, per MassLive’s Brian Robb.
Morrison left the Celtics after a four-year stint with the Celtics as an assistant, having joined Boston in 2017 after serving as head coach of their developmental affiliate in the NBA’s G League for three seasons.
Former Celtics assistant coach Scott Morrison has been named head coach of the Perth Wildcats in the NBL. Great hire for them.
– Brian Robb August 24, 2021
Morrison just so happens to share his name with the top politician in Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, which the former Celtics assistant finds humorous.
“If the shoe was on the other foot and my favourite Canadian team hired Justin Trudeau to coach the team I think I’d get a great kick out of that, so I don’t blame anybody for laughing,” he joked via ABC Australia’s Blake Kagi.
This post originally appeared on Celtics Wire.