Gordon Hayward will take on a coaching role as he recovers from his lower leg injury. Hayward was injured in his first game with the Boston Celtics and the assignment is intended to keep him engaged.

“He’s going to do some different things for us,” Brad Steven said. “Yeah, we’ll keep him occupied. We’ve got a couple of projects that we’ll throw at him, things he can do from home.”

Asked if it would be video work, Stevens said, “No, we are just going to throw him different assignments that we’re working on as a staff, just to keep him engaged.”

As for what those assignments may be, Stevens said, “I just have a couple I have in mind. I don’t want to get too specific or deep on it. (It’s) just so he can continue to stay engaged and give some of our younger players his insight.”