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Da'Sean Butler joins Celtics team

According to Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe, former West Virginia University forward and assistant coach Da'Sean Butler is returning to the NBA to take on a video/player development role with the world champion Boston Celtics, reteaming with his former WVU teammate and Boston Celtics head coach Joe Mazzulla.

Butler returned to WVU last season, joining interim coach Josh Eilert's staff after serving as assistant video coordinator for the New York Knicks the previous season.

After undergoing his third knee surgery since tearing an ACL during the Mountaineers' historic run to the 2010 Final Four, Bulter served as a WVU academic assistant under Hall of Fame coach Bob Huggins during the 2012-13 season.

The following year, Butler went overseas and played seven seasons in four different countries, capping off his career with an average of 14.8 points per game in his final season.

The Newark, NJ native returned to the sidelines and completed a six-month stint at Wheeling University before joining the College Park Skyhawks, the Atlanta Hawks' G-League affiliate, as an assistant coach for the 2021-22 season.

Butler's 2,095 points are West Virginia's third-highest ever, behind Jerry West (2,309) and Rod Hundley (2,180).

In his final season, Butler averaged 17.2 points per game and became the ninth first-team All-American in school history after being named to the Basketball Times and John Wooden All-America teams. He was also selected to the All-Big First Team and led the Mountaineers to their first-ever Big 12 championship, ending a 41-year Final Four drought after defeating Kentucky 77-63 in the Elite Eight in 2010.