MIKE LONGABARDI, CELTICS ASSISTANT COACH
September 19, 2008
After completing his first season as an assistant coach for the World Champion Boston Celtics, Mike Longabardi took time out to speak at the Stubblebine Company Business Breakfast. Mike shared the important lessons that he learned as a coach and the impact that his faith has had in his life.
Mike played point guard in high school at Xaverian in Brookyln, NY and went on to play college ball at Newberry and Frostburg State. Coaching seemed to come naturally, and his journey has taken him from various stints in Division 1 and 2 schools to his first NBA job with the Houston Rockets. After 4 years in Houston, he came north to Boston and in 2007-08 was part of the greatest single season turn around in the history of the NBA. Although often on the road, he is a devoted husband to Andreana and father to Olivia Josephine.