Celtics hire Lawson as assistant to Stevens

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The Boston Celtics have hired former WNBA champion Kara Lawson as an assistant coach to Brad Stevens, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Lawson, 38, has served as an ESPN analyst and is a former analyst for telecasts of Washington Wizards games.

"Lawson joins a growing group of women's coaches on NBA benches this season, including San Antonio's Becky Hammon, Dallas' Jenny Boucek and Cleveland's Lindsay Gottlieb," Wojnarowski noted.

Stevens and the Celtics finished with the No. 4 overall seed in the Eastern Conference and were eliminated by the Milwaukee Bucks in the conference semifinals.