Celtics hire Allison Feaster as Director of Player Development

Allison Feaster
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The Celtics have hired another female to the organization’s basketball operations staff, having already hired assistant coach Kara Lawson back in July.

During an interview with Danny Ainge at WBUR’s CitySpace, it was announced the Celtics have hired Allison Feaster to work in player development. The Celtics later confirmed her official title is director of player development.

Feaster played at Harvard, then in the WNBA from 1998-2008, though she didn’t play in the 2007 season. She previously led the G League’s professional path initiative.

“I believe that women bring a different perspective in any sort of business,” Ainge said. “If I had a board of 15 people I would want … at least 50/50. Brad (Stevens) feels the same way. My wife, she councils me all the time. Brad has a wife that’s actually his agent. … We have a lot of players, also, that are raised by single mothers. But I think that the biggest thing is I believe men and women are different and they bring a different perspective … (Lawson and Feaster) are very, very well-educated, experienced in the world of basketball, and I think they’re going to bring great perspective to our coaching staff and to our entire organization.”