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With the news of Danny Ainge’s retirement and Brad Stevens’ promotion to the front office, the Celtics suddenly find themselves in need of a new head coach. It’s expected to be a coveted opening, and Stevens should have a wide pool of talent to pick from when choosing his successor.

Who are some of the names in that talent pool? Which coaches around the league – or outside the league – should fans be aware of? Here’s a roundup of some of the most popular names (that are at least somewhat realistic, sorry Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce fans) that were brought up Wednesday after the news broke, starting with the internal candidates.

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Alex Barth is a writer and digital producer for 985TheSportsHub.com. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Thoughts? Comments? Questions? Looking for a podcast guest? Let him know on Twitter @RealAlexBarth or via email at abarth@985TheSportsHub.com.