A former Kentucky player may be coming back to the college ranks as a coach.
Walter McCarty is going to interview for the open head coaching vacancy at the University of Evansville, according to Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe.
Celtics assistant coach Walter McCarty is scheduled to interview for the head coaching position at the University of Evansville on Wednesday, according to a college basketball source. The Purple Aces fired coach Marty Simmons last week.
McCarty played for the Wildcats from 1993-96 and averaged at least 10 points per game in two separate seasons. The New York Knicks then used the No. 19 overall pick in the 1996 NBA draft on McCarty.
He only spent one season with the Knicks before making Boston home for most of his career. His best season came in the 1997-98 when he had 9.6 points and 4.4 assists per game.
McCarty has done a phone interview according to Himmelsbach, but also faces some stiff competition for the job from Calbert Chaney and David Ragland, according to the report.
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