Former Boston Celtics video coordinator Brian Adams was named an assistant coach with the Harvard men’s basketball team on June 15, 2011.
In his first year in Cambridge, Adams and the Crimson established a school record with 26 victories, and Harvard won its second straight Ivy League title, earning a berth in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1946. The Crimson swept the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament and reached as high as No. 21 in the ESPN/USA Today poll and No. 22 in the AP poll.
During the 2012-13 season, Harvard went 20-10 overall and posted an 11-3 mark in conference play en route to the Crimson's third consecutive Ivy League crown. While making its second straight NCAA tournament appearance, the Crimson upset third-seeded New Mexico in the second round, earning the program's first postseason victory. Siyani Chambers was tabbed the Ivy League Rookie of the Year, and he, along with Wesley Saunders, received All-Ivy first team honors.
Adams, who spent the five years with the Celtics, was a member of the organization when Boston won the NBA title in 2008. After serving as a video intern for the Celtics in 2005-06, Adams was promoted to video coordinator and spent four seasons in that capacity with the franchise.
With the Celtics, Adams was responsible for recording and editing all of the Celtics’ and upcoming opponents’ games, as well as providing scouting video used in pre and postgame viewings with the Celtics and the team’s coaching staff.
A native of Pine Plains, N.Y., Adams began his career as a basketball operations intern for the New York Knicks. He ran track & field and was the men’s basketball team manager as an undergraduate at Connecticut College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2006.