In July 2013, Brad Stevens was hired as the head coach for the Boston Celtics. He has led the Celtics to the playoffs for the past three seasons. In 2017 he was named the head coach of the Eastern Conference NBA All-Star team.
Prior to coaching the Celtics, Stevens was the head coach of the men's basketball team at Butler University for 7 seasons. During his time at Butler, Stevens lead the team to two straight National Championship games.
Former Coach for the National Champion St. Anthony Friars and Naismith 2010 Hall of Fame Inductee
Legendary St. Anthony's high school basketball coach, Bob Hurley, helped win his teams over 1100 games, including 28 state and 3 national championships throughout his 39 year career. Coach set the modern-day New Jersey state high school record with 66 consecutive victories. He coached 3 NCAA All-Americans and also coached 5 NBA players.
Coach Hurley was a finalist for induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Father of Bobby Hurley (former Duke player #7 overall draft pick of the Sacramento Kings in 1993, and current coach at Arizona State) and Danny Hurley (former Seton Hall player and current coach at University of Rhode Island), each of whom played under Coach Hurley at St. Anthony's High School.
Forward for the Miami Heat
Kelly is a Canadian-born professional basketball player for the Miami Heat. He was an NCAA All-American while playing for the Gonzaga University Bulldogs. He was studying for a Master of Business Administration at Gonzaga University, having earned a bachelor's degree in accounting in December 2012.
He announced on April 19, his 22nd birthday, that he would skip his senior year and declare for the NBA draft.He also represents the Canadian national basketball team. Olynyk was selected with the 13th overall pick by the Dallas Mavericks in the 2013 NBA Draft and immediately traded to the Boston Celtics. Now with the Miami Heat, Olynyk undoubtedly has a very bright future ahead.
Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Oklahoma City Thunder
Sam Presti recently completed his tenth season with the Oklahoma City Thunder after being named the 11th General Manager in club history on June 7, 2007. A year into his tenure with the Thunder, Presti was promoted to Executive Vice President and General Manager by Professional Basketball Club Chairman, Clayton Bennett. After his third season at the helm of the Thunder, Oklahoma City experienced one of the largest turnarounds in NBA history. After capturing the franchise's first playoff berth in Oklahoma City, Presti was named NBA Executive of the Year by The Sporting News.
Prior to joining the Thunder, the 35-year-old Presti held a variety of roles with the San Antonio Spurs. After starting in 2000 as a video intern for Gregg Popovich, Presti most recently served as the team's vice-president and assistant general manager from 2005 through 2007. As a member of the Spurs, Presti was part of NBA Championship teams in 2003, 2005, and 2007 as well as five division titles.
Presti earned his bachelor's degree in 2000 in communications, politics and law from Emerson College in Boston, where he was the first Rhodes Scholar nominee in school history. The Concord, Mass. native served as team captain of the Emerson College basketball team during both his junior and senior seasons. In addition, Presti earned All-Academic honors two times and was also twice selected to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference All-Tournament team. He was honored with the Emerson College Young Alumnus Award in 2005.
An accomplished drummer, Presti has produced three music CDs with all proceeds benefiting the Extra Ordinary Needs Fund at Children's Hospital in Boston. In addition, Presti established the Keenan Smith-Anthony Halls Scholarship Fund at his former high school, Concord-Carlisle, to assist students with their college tuition.
ESPN Commentator and Journalist
Jackie MacMullan is a freelance sportswriter and NBA columnist for ESPN.com. In 1982, she joined The Boston Globe, serving as a columnist and associate editor until March 2008. From 1995 to 2000, her work with Sports Illustrated included NBA coverage as a senior writer. From 1996 to 1999, she became a regular contributor to CNN/SI, the 24-hour news network
In 1999, MacMullan worked with Larry Bird on his autobiography, "Bird Watching: on Playing and Coaching the Game I Love." In 2006 she released "Geno: In Pursuit of Perfection" with Geno Auriemma. MacMullan has been a correspondent for several cable television networks such as ESPN, CNNSI, Comcast Sports, and WHDH-TV in Boston. She is also a regular contestant – not to mention the only female, on the ESPN program "Around the Horn."
On May 12, 2010, Jackie MacMullan and longtime Cleveland Cavaliers radio play-by-play announcer Joe Tait received the Curt Gowdy Media Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The awards are presented annually to members of the print and electronic media who made a significant contribution to the game of basketball. MacMullan was the first woman to receive the honor in its 21-year history.
In March 2017, Jackie and fellow board member Amy Latimer visited Rwanda to witness and take part in the work that the Basketball Health Corps is doing in rural villages.
President of TD Garden
In September 2012, Amy Latimer was promoted to President of the TD Garden. As President, Latimer is responsible for all day-to-day operating functions of the arena, one of the most active, highly regarded and successful sports and entertainment venues in North America. With almost two decades of knowledge and experience in the sports and arena industry, Latimer continues to champion the TD Garden as an industry innovator, overseeing the areas of premium service, fan experience and overall revenue generation.
For six seasons as Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Latimer was responsible for developing and leading all sales and marketing strategies for the Boston Bruins and TD Garden. This included the advertising, corporate partnerships, community relations, tickets sales, and Premium Club sales and service. A recognized leader in the sports & Arena industry, she was name one of Sports Business Journal's 'Game Changers' in 2011.
Latimer was part of the inaugural executive team at the TD Garden and started as the Director of Marketing in 1995. She went on to launch the arena's e-Business department, harnessing website strategies and database marketing. She served as the Director of e-Business and then Vice President of Ticketing and then the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for both the Boston Bruins and the arena before assuming her current position.
The native of Ellicott City, MD received her degree in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island, which she attended on a full basketball scholarship. Latimer also took political management courses at George Washington University and worked for Empower America while living in Washington, D.C. She currently resided in Topsfield, Massachusetts with her husband Jody and their three sons.
In March 2017, Amy and fellow board member Jackie MacMullan visited Rwanda to witness and take part in the work that the Basketball Health Corps is doing in rural villages.