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Brad Stevens’s latest hire also has connections to Butler

Celtics coach Brad Stevens has added another member to his staff, and again it’s someone with connections to Butler University, where Stevens was the head coach before the Celtics hired him earlier this month.

Former Butler point guard Ronald Nored, who most recently was an assistant coach at South Alabama, will reunite with Stevens in Boston, a league source confirmed to the Globe Sunday.

Another league source confirmed that Nored’s role will be with player development, and that he’ll also be involved with the Celtics’ NBA Development League team.

Nored joins a staff that already includes Micah Shrewsberry, a former Butler assistant under Stevens who most recently was an assistant coach at Purdue.


Another member of Stevens’s staff in Boston is 23-year-old Drew Cannon, a basketball analytics specialist whom Stevens brought to Butler, making Cannon the first statistics-based hire on a college basketball staff.

The move will be the third job in four months for the 23-year-old Nored. Last season, he was a head coach at Brownsburg (Ind.) High School. In April, he joined South Alabama, where the head coach is Matthew Graves, a former Butler assistant under Stevens.

Nored played on Butler’s national runner-up teams in 2010 and 2011. The Alabama native is tied for the top spot at Butler for career steals (207) and was a two-time Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year. As a senior, he set a school mark with 193 assists, breaking the record of 172.