Scott Morrison (basketball coach)

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Scott Morrison
Boston Celtics
PositionAssistant coach
LeagueNBA
Personal information
BornMorell, Prince Edward Island
NationalityCanadian
Career information
CollegeUPEI (1999–2000)
NBA draft2000 / Undrafted
Coaching career2003–present
Career history
As coach:
2003–2014Lakehead Thunderwolves
2012–2016Canada U-19 (assistant)
2014–2017Maine Red Claws
2016–presentCanada (assistant)
2017–presentBoston Celtics (assistant)
Career highlights and awards

Scott Morrison is a Canadian basketball coach who is currently an assistant coach of the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

College career[edit]

From 1995–2000 Morrison was a player with the University of Prince Edward Island Panthers of the CIS. He graduated in 2000 as the school's all-time leader in assists, 3pt field goals made and was the 5th leading scorer in school history. He still holds the AUS Conference record for career 3pt FG made.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Morrison, a native of Prince Edward Island, served as the head coach of Dalhousie University's women's basketball team from 2001 to 2003 and served as the head coach of Lakehead University's men's basketball team in Canada from 2003 to 2014. During his tenure at Lakehead, he led the Wolves to four straight CIS Final 8 appearances (2010–2013). Under his leadership, Lakehead went from the worst team in the nation in 2006 to a perennial top five program from 2008 to 2013 and won their first OUA Championship in 2011. Notably, Morrison was named OUA Coach of the Year in 2010.[2]

Morrison was hired as an assistant coach with Canada national under-19 basketball team in 2012 and has remained on staff for two international cycles. During that time the Canadia U19 qualified for two FIBA U19 World Championships (Prague 2013 and Crete 2015). The U19 team has finished with their best world results of all-time in consecutive years (7th in 2013, 5th in 2015).

NBA[edit]

On September 16, 2014, Morrison was appointed the head coach of the NBA Development League's Maine Red Claws.[2] On April 15, 2015, he was named the 2014–15 D-League Coach of the Year after leading the Red Claws to a franchise-best 35–15 win/loss record.[3] In July 2015, Morrison coached the NBA D-League Select Team at the 2015 NBA Summer League.[4] On January 2, 2016, he became the winningest coach in Red Claws' franchise history, earning his 46th win to surpass Austin Ainge (2009–11) and Mike Taylor (2012–14), who were both tied with an all-time Red Claws coaching record of 45–55.[5]

On June 21, 2017 Brad Stevens, Boston Celtics head coach named him as an assistant coach.[6]

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