BOSTON Celtics coach Brad Stevens is pleased to see Isaiah Thomas get another shot in the NBA.
The former All-Star guard is reportedly joining the New Orleans Pelicans on a 10-day deal, and Stevens, who coached Thomas for several seasons, said he is rooting for the 32-year-old guard to get a long-term contract.
“I watched him play with Team USA, communicated with him a little bit around there … Really happy for him,” Stevens said on NBC Sports Boston.
“I can’t say enough good things about Isaiah … He was so special here and so special to be around that you want the best for him."
“This is a great opportunity … Sure Isaiah’s gonna kill it, when he gets that opportunity I’m sure it’s gonna lead to a long term opportunity as we all hope,” Stevens said.
Thomas last played in the NBA with the Washington Wizards in the 2019-2020 season. He was traded to the Clippers early last year and was waived.
He was included in Team USA in a Fiba AmeriCup qualifying game in February.