Long Island Nets hire head coach

Nored as a player with Butler University in 2011. (AP)

Nored as a player with Butler University in 2011. (AP)

The Brooklyn Nets have hired Ronald Nored as the head coach of their D-League affiliate Long Island Nets, the team announced today.

Nored, 26, spent last season as an assistant coach at Northern Kentucky University. Prior to 2015, Nored worked as a player development director and coach with the Boston Celtics under Brad Stevens, as well as working as an assistant coach for the Maine Red Claws, the Celtics’ D-League affiliate. Nored also played under Stevens for four years at Butler University.

“We are excited to welcome Ronald as head coach of the Long Island Nets,” Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks said in a prepared statement. “Ronald is a bright young mind in our game whose experience under Brad Stevens as both a player and a coach, as well as his ability to connect with today’s players, have prepared him for this role. His commitment to player development, along with his enthusiasm and passion for the game, are aligned with the vision we have for both the Brooklyn and Long Island Nets.”

Nored is the team’s second announced hire for their D-League affiliate. Alton Byrd will be vice president of business operations.

The Long Island Nets will play games next season at Barclays Center, with plans to move into a renovated Nassau Coliseum in 2017-18.