Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/18/13
The 76ers' search for a coach continues to percolate. The team interviewed Boston Celtics assistant Jay Larranaga on Tuesday, Yahoo Sports reported. The Sixers are also reportedly going to interview Atlanta Hawks assistants Quin Snyder and Kenny Atkinson for the job vacated by Doug Collins in April. Larranaga, whose father, Jim Larranaga, is the University of Miami coach, was considered a candidate for the Celtics coaching job before Brad Stevens was hired as Doc Rivers' replacement. The 38-year-old was the coach of the Erie BayHawks for the NBA Development League for two seasons before joining the Celtics staff. Larranaga also had a two-year stint as the Irish national team coach. Snyder is familiar with the Sixers, having served as their player development coach during the 2010-11 season. New Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer hired the 46-year-old as an assistant coach on June 10. Snyder spent last season as an assistant coach for CSKA Moscow of the Russian Professional Basketball League. He also was an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Lakes (2011-12), the Los Angeles Clippers (1992-93), and Duke (1995-99). He had head coaching stints with the University of Missouri (1999-2006) and the Austin Toros of the D-League (2007-10). Atkinson, 46, was hired by the Hawks last summer and retained by Budenholzer. He went to Atlanta after spending four seasons as a New York Knicks assistant. Atkinson was the Houston Rockets' player development coach during the 2008-09 season. Before that, he spent two seasons as the player development coach for Paris Basket Racing Club in France. This news comes one day after it was reported that the Sixers plan to interview Chicago Bulls assistants Ed Pinckney and Adrian Griffin for the job.
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