One of the greatest players in Ivy League basketball history is a member of the Boston Celtics organization.
And we’re not talking about Jerome Allen.
Allison Feaster, a 1998 Harvard graduate and the all-time leading scorer in Harvard women’s basketball history, has been hired by the Celtics as director of player development.
“[Coach] Brad [Stevens] and I have talked a lot about this, and [assistant general manager] Mike [Zarren] and I have talked a lot about it,’’ Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said, according to the Boston Herald. “I believe that women bring a different perspective in any sort of business.”
Feaster was previously manager of player personnel and coach relations in the NBA G-League, where her responsibilities included maintaining relationships with players, agents and coaches as well as serving as the point person for the league’s international strategy.
Feaster played professionally in the WNBA and overseas from 1998 to 2016.
The Feaster hire follows the Celtics bringing Kara Lawson aboard as assistant coach in July.
“These two women that we brought in are very, very well educated and experienced in the world of basketball,” Ainge said, per WBUR.