Boston Celtics

Mar 14, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens reacts after a play during the third quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been one week since Brad Stevens was named the Celtics’ new president of basketball operations. He’s wasted now time getting down to business, with his first task being to figure out who will replace him as the team’s head coach.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Stevens has already finished interviewing the Celtics’ current assistant coaches, and is now beginning to request to speak with assistants on other teams.

Among those the Celtics have requested to talk to are Chauncey Billups of the Clippers, Darvin Ham and Charles Lee of the Bucks, Jamahl Mosley of the Mavericks, and Ime Udoka of the Nets. Here’s a quick rundown of each of the candidates…

Keep in mind, these aren’t the only candidates for the opening. Wojnarowski mentioned “the initial pool of candidates is expected to be expansive,” and the team has been linked to names not included here, such as Jason Kidd and Mike D’Antoni.

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