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BOSTON, MA - APRIL 24: Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics with assistant coach Jay Larranaga before Game Five of Round One of the 2018 NBA Playoffs against the Milwaukee Bucks at TD Garden on April 24, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The Celtics coaching staff under the newly hired Ime Udoka will almost entirely comprise new faces, after the latest reported changes to take place.

According to Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe, the Celtics are not renewing the contracts of longtime assistants Jay Larranaga and Jamie Young. The latter was the team’s longest-tenured assistant, having worked in Boston since 2000. Larranaga joined the team in 2012, one season before Brad Stevens was hired as head coach, and was previously considered a prime internal candidate to become head coach.

Instead, Udoka will take over with almost a completely new staff. Jerome Allen recently announced he’s leaving the Celtics, via Instagram. Joe Mazzulla is one assistant expected to survive, according to Himmelsbach.

The future is more uncertain for assistants Scott Morrison and Brandon Bailey. Morrison recently said that he interviewed for the Washington Wizards’ head coach opening.

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