Originally written on Celtics Green ...a boston celtics blog.  |  Last updated 11/17/14
The Boston Celtics have hired Jay Larranaga as an assistant coach, sources tell Y! Larranaga had been head coach of Erie in the D-League.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) August 21, 2012

Jay Larranaga is the son of legendary George Mason head coach Jim Larranaga, whom Jay also played for at Bowling Green State University from 1993 to 1997. He was a three-time academic All-MAC at Bowling Green State University and graduated as BGSU leader in game, season and career 3 point field goals. He played professionally for 12 years in Italy, Spain, France and Greece from 1997 to 2009. He was captain of the Irish National Team for 5 years from 2001 to 2006 and won a championship in Spain in 2005 and in Italy in 2006 and 2008. Larranaga has also served as the head coach of the Irish national basketball team and assistant coach with the Ukrainian National Team as well as the head coach of the NBA D-League team Erie BayHawks. Over the past two years the Bayhawks had records of 32-18 and 28-22 under Larranaga and lost in the first round of the D-League playoffs both seasons.

In 2011, Erie extended Larranaga's contract for an additional year as he turned down a job offer to join his father, Jim Larranaga, now Miami Hurricanes head coach as an assistant coach. Larranaga is 37 years old, 6'5" tall, and played small forward. I was kind of hoping for a big man's coach but at 6'5", Larranaga isn't it. Hopefully that is still coming.

[Discuss on CG Forums!]
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Lovie Smith: 2-9 Bucs are still in playoff contention

UCLA QB Brett Hundley likely to enter NFL draft

Bills will return to Ralph Wilson Stadium for Sunday's game

Miller to Oregon transfer rumor originates on Reddit

Valencia FC ditches bat logo amidst DC Comics challenge

Paul Pierce: Celtics' Big Three was like 'Holy Trinity'

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Cubs reportedly offer Jon Lester more than $135 million

Colin Kaepernick: Jim Harbaugh will be back in 2015

Jeremy Maclin not happy with Riley Cooper’s contract remark

Broncos reportedly waive kicker McManus, sign Connor Barth

Report: Browns not committed to Brian Hoyer long-term

Pablo Sandoval, Red Sox officially agree to contract

NBA rookie rankings after 1st month of 2014-15 season

Statistic about Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler very revealing

Aaron Rodgers blasts those who accused him of trolling Vikings

The century's 10 most one-sided college football rivalries

WATCH: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of NBA's first month

Sherman mocks NFL media policies in press conference

Why Packers' offense continues to evolve despite success

'Fire Idzik' billboard updated with suggestion for Jets owner

Watt buys pizza, shows gratitude to Houston firefighters, cops

College football's post-Week 13 Playoff projection

Which teams have the best shot at an undefeated season?

Infographic: Terrell Suggs' sack victims after notching 100th

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Braxton Miller headed to Oregon?

The century's 10 most one-sided college football rivalries

Pierce: C's Big Three like 'Holy Trinity'

Maclin unhappy with Cooper comments

Post-Week 13 CFB Playoff projection

What has Masai Ujiri built in Toronto?

How L.A. should replace Hanley

Lester, Red Sox still talking contract

Why each NFL team should be thankful

Could Kentucky beat the 76ers?

Greatest college football rivalries

LeBron on losing streak: 'I stink'

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.