What it is like to scout at the NBA level for the Boston Celtics?
What it is like to scout at the NBA level for the Boston Celtics? How did the pandemic impact identifying high-level talent, and what is the value of scouting in person? Do movies like the Netflix basketball film “Hustle” get the job right in how they portray it? And just how far afield can scouting international prospects take you in this line of work?
Three scouts for the Celtics sat down for the ball club to talk about their own experience with the answers to all of these questions and more, and the result if the video you see embedded below.
Take a look at the clip to hear what Austin Ainge, Ashley Battle, Benas Matkevicius, and Benas Matkevicius — all scouts for Boston — have to say about their job working for the Celtics identifying the next generations of stars for the storied ball club.
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Joe Mazzulla once passed on a job assistant coaching with the Boston Celtics to keep his word to a recruit
Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire