Former Wildcat Walter McCarty Hired At University of Evansville

03/22/2018 11:19 AM

Former Kentucky stand-out and Evansville, In. native Walter McCarty has been announced as the next head coach of the University of Evansville Purple Aces.

The former Boston Celtics assistant is scheduled to be introduced at a press conference at 6:30 p.m. EST Friday.

McCarty has been an assistant under Brad Stevens in Boston since 2013. He coached the Celtics’ Las Vegas summer league team heading into the 2017-18 season.

Prior to his coaching stint in Boston, he was an assistant at the University of Louisville under Rick Pitino from 2007-2010. He spent a stint with the Pacers under Jim O’Brien (another member of the Pitino coaching tree) in the 2010-2011 season.

McCarty played high school basketball at Harrison High School in Evansville and at the University of Kentucky under Pitino from 1993-1996, where they won the National Championship his senior year.

He was the number 19 overall pick by the New York Knicks in the 1996 NBA Draft, but spent the majority of his ten-year NBA career with the Celtics.

UofE is a Division II program and finished the 2017-18 season with 17-15 record.

Lyndsey Gough

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