James Posey a beloved member of the Boston Celtics' 2008 championship team is a candidate fill out Brad Stevens' coaching staff a source told ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman.

Stevens built his staff initially by bringing in Ron Adams a longtime NBA assistant and Micah Shrewsberry one of his former assistants at Butler. With a potential desire to add an ex-player to his staff the 36-year-old Posey is an intriguing option given his ties to the organization and his recent entry into the coaching world. Boston also retained assistant coaches Jay Larranaga and Jamie Young from the Doc Rivers regime.

Posey signed with Boston in August of 2007 and was a key role player (and pregame hugger/hand-shaker) on that title squad. He played only one season here opting out after 2008 and cashing in with the New Orleans Hornets but he was mobbed by his teammates when he returned to TD Garden the following season and received his championship ring.

The Indiana Pacers used their amnesty clause on Posey in December 2011 effectively ending his playing career. Posey spent this past summer as an assistant with the Cleveland Cavaliers during the Las Vegas summer league.