Originally posted on Celtics Green ...a boston celtics blog.  |  Last updated 9/15/12
Per league sources, the Celtics' D-League affiliate in Maine will name Mike Taylor head coach.
— Paul Flannery (@Pflanns) September 15, 2012

This season Red Claws news should be of particular interest to Celtics fans. The Celtics are the sole affiliate of the Red Claws this season and they have also taken over the basketball operations for the team. The Celtics will be running their own system this season so that players they send to the Red Claws will be working in the same system that they would be on the parent team. Young players like Fab Melo, Kris Joseph, Dionte Christmas, or even Jared Sullinger can get experience with the Red Claws and that experience will actually help them to work on the plays and defense that the Celtics run.

The Red Claws new head coach will be Mike Taylor. He has covered German basketball for Eurobasket and is a published basketball writer. He is the son of Dick Taylor, a former NCAA Head Coach, New York Knicks Asst and Asst under Bob Knight at Army. Mike has coached in the Dleague, in Germany, in England and in the USBL. He has also been an NBA TV analyst.

Mike Taylor's resume:
1991-1992 IUP player 15-12 6-6
1992-1993 IUP player (captain) 18-9 8-4 psac final four
1993-1994 IUP player (captain) 27-3 11-1 psac west champs, psac runner up, elite 8
1994-1995 IUP player (captain) 29-2 11-1 psac west champs, psac champs, elite 8
1995-1996 Clarion Graduate asst. 12-13 4-8
1996-1997 Clarion Graduate asst. 22-7 9-3 psac west champ, psac runner up
1997-1998 IUP assistant coach 19-9 7-5 psac final four
1998-1999 IUP assistant coach 22-5 10-2
1999-2000 IUP assistant coach 25-8 9-3 psac champs, elite 8
2000-2001 Pitt State asstant coach 21-9/13-5
2001-2002 BV Chemnitz 99 head coach 22-4 Regionaliga champs (right to move up to 2.Bundesliga)
Summer 2002 Dodge City Legend 12-18 USBL Playoffs
2002-2003 Essex Leopards head coach 14-32
2003-2004 ratiopharm Ulm head coach 28-5 (26-4 2.Bundesliga South)
Summer 2004 Kansas Cagerz 20-10 USBL SemiFinals
2004-2005 ratiopharm Ulm head coach 25-7 (24-6 2.Bundesliga South)
Summer 2005 Kansas Cagerz 17-13 USBL Finals
2005-2006 ratiopharm Ulm head coach 2.Bundesliga South Champions 29-1 league/30-2 overall
2006-2007 ratiopharm Ulm head coach (German Bundesliga) 16-18
2007-2008 ratiopharm Ulm head coach (German Bundesliga) 16-18
2008-2009 ratiopharm Ulm head coach (German Bundesliga) 21-13 (5th place)(First Round Playoffs)
2009-2010 ratiopharm Ulm head coach (German Bundesliga) 13-21
Summer 2010 Czech Republic National team asistant coach 3-0
2010-2011 ratiopharm Ulm head coach (German Bundesliga) 12-21
Summer 2011 Czech Republic National team assistant coach 5-1 Champions Group C
2011-2012 Rio Grande Valley Vipers (Dleague) 24-26
Summer 2012 Czech Republic National team assistant coach

Mike Taylor in action:
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