UMass alum Tony Gaffney has joined the D-League's Utah Flash an affiliate of the Utah Jazz and Atlanta Hawks.
"Tony brings a high level of energy and athleticism which will be a welcomed shot in the arm to our team," said Flash Head Coach Kevin Young. "He is a tenacious rebounder and great defender. We look forward to helping him get back to the NBA."
The team confirmed the move with CBS 3 Springfield Wednesday afternoon.
Gaffney told CBS 3 Springfield Sports he decided to leave his team in Turkey in December in order to pursue his dream of returning to the NBA.
He was on the Celtics' roster towards the end of the last season, before being cut in the preseason in 2010.