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.
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.
ESPN Basketball Analyst and Commentator
Fran Fraschilla joined ESPN as a college basketball game and studio analyst in 2003. He serves as an analyst primarily on Big 12 and BIG EAST Conference men's basketball games. In addition to men's college basketball, Fraschilla has been an analyst on ESPN's NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship coverage since 2007 and is a regular on ESPN and ESPNU studio shows. Fran has been a successful head coach at the collegiate level for 23 years including University of Mexico, Manhattan College and St. John's University.
Active in several charity organizations, Fraschilla has participated in the NABC/American Cancer Society's “Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Attack," NY State Special Olympics, The O'Hara Foundation, St. John's Bread and Life and White Plains Parks and Recreation. He was chairman of the NABC Committee on Academics from 1994-2002. Fraschilla served as an Honorary Chairman for the 2000 New Mexico Special Olympics Summer Games, as well as the Honorary Chairman for the UNM Library Development program. Fraschilla received a bachelor's degree in American history from Brooklyn College in 1980.