Soon after news broke Tuesday that the Utah Jazz are finalizing a deal with Boston Celtics assistant coach Will Hardy for him to become the franchise’s next head coach, two key Celtics players took to Twitter to share their thoughts about it.

Most notably, three-time NBA All-Star (including last season, Hardy’s lone year with Boston) Jayson Tatum did so, writing, “Couldn’t be happier for my guy! Extremely deserving”

The next was forward Grant Williams, who became a key reserve for the Celtics last season as they made a run to the NBA Finals.

By hiring Will Hardy, Jazz signaling confidence in his ability to lead, no matter what the future brings

“Man Congratulations My Guy!!” Williams wrote. “Hate to lose ya man and our daily wordles but no one more deserving and can’t wait to see you lead!!”

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Hardy, as has been widely told, joined Boston’s coaching staff last season when Ime Udoka was hired as head coach after he had been with the San Antonio Spurs since 2010.

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