Celtics President of Basketball Operations Brad Stevens recently completed interviews with internal candidates for the team’s vacant head coaching job. A few key names from the search have emerged in a new report.
According to Jared Weiss of The Athletic, three familiar names on the Celtics’ assistant coaching staff have interviewed for the head coach position: Jay Larranaga, Jerome Allen, and Scott Morrison.
Both Larranaga and Allen have been key to the development of the Celtics’ young roster over the past several seasons, as explained by Weiss. Allen has worked with the guards and helped develop Jaylen Brown, among others. Larranaga, meanwhile, is described as “the face of Boston’s player development program” and credited with improving Jayson Tatum’s defensive game. Morrison is known in the organization as a coach with “thoroughness as an offensive tactician.”
Weiss’ report comes the day after ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Celtics have completed interviews internally, and will now turn to external head coach candidates. Clippers assistant Chauncey Billups is among the most notable names to emerge. Keep scrolling for a comprehensive list of potential Celtics head coach candidates to know.