With the Boston Celtics looking to replace head coach Doc Rivers who they traded to the Los Angeles Clippers, they could be looking at some very intriguing options. Instead of going with an experienced head coach, the Celtics are reportedly considering youthful candidates, including assistant coach Jay Larranaga. Yahoo! Sports NBA guru Adrian Wojnarowski had the report.
The Boston Celtics will consider several younger and lower-profile candidates for the franchise’s coaching vacancy, including assistant coach Jay Larranaga, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
After two seasons as a head coach in the NBA Development League, Larranaga, 38, made a strong impression on coach Doc Rivers and the Celtics’ front office during the 2012-13 season.
Larranaga will coach the Celtics’ summer league entry in Orlando, allowing general manager Danny Ainge a better look at him.
With the team looking to move from some of their high-profile, veteran players as well, it would make sense for the team to bring in a young coach who can grow with the team.
Larranga has some experience in the D-League, where he led Erie to two playoff appearances and a team record of 32 wins. He also served as a player-coach for the Irish National team and an assistant for the Ukraine national squad.
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