Boston Celtics assistant coach Walter McCarty will be named as the new head basketball coach at Evansville. The official introductory press conference will take place Friday at 5:30PM.
Evansville AD Mark Spencer told the Courier & Press; “I could not be more thrilled with the amount of interest we had in our head coaching position, but it became very evident that Walter McCarty was 100 percent the right man for the job. His personality, experience and infectious energy really set him apart. Nobody would have been able to sell Evansville to recruits like Walter McCarty.”
McCarty is an Evansville native who won a National Championship as a player at Kentucky in 1996. He was the 19th pick in the 1996 NBA Draft by the Knicks and also played for the Celtics, Suns, and Clippers during his ten year career. After his playing days, McCarty spent three seasons on Rick Pitino’s staff at Louisville, and has been on the Celtics staff since 2013.