Former Louisville star Terrence Williams’ ten day contract with the Boston Celtics expired yesterday. Although there hasn’t been an official report about Williams’ future with Boston, media members in the Northeast expect him to be retained for the remainder of the season.
T-Will’s former coach, Rick Pitino, who previously coached the Boston Celtics, thinks things will work out for Williams in his second stint in the NBA. Here are some of Pitino’s comments to the Boston Globe.
“He’s not going to give anybody any trouble; I know that,” Pitino said. “I mean, he’s learned from going to China. He’s matured. And like a lot of these guys, he’s had a tough background. He never had a whole lot of hugs growing up in his life. But I really do think it’ll work out this time, and somebody’s going to get a real good basketball player who’s all about winning, and that’s what really the Celtics are all about, so I think he’ll fit in great.”
T-Will’s numbers might not show it, but within the last ten days he as more than proved that he belongs in the NBA. Surprisingly his minutes decreased towards the end of his ten day contract. I expect we’ll find out for sure what the future is for Williams in Boston at some point on Thursday. Boston has the option to release Williams, sign him to another ten day contract, or sign him for the remainder of the season.