Found August 21, 2012 on Celtics Town:
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.about 9 hours ago via webReplyRetweetFavorite@WojYahooNBAAdrian WojnarowskiAfter reportedly hiring Jay Larranaga on Monday, the Boston Celtics have accomplished what I’m sure was one of their top priorities this offseason: signing a coach with a DraftExpress page.The son of James Larranaga, who’s most known for taking George Mason to the Final Four, Jay spent the past two seasons coaching the Erie Bayhawks of the NBA D-League, leading them to a 60-40 record with two consecutive playoff appearances. According to Cornell head coach Bill Courtney, under whom Larranaga worked briefly as an assistant, Larranaga is known as a skill developer.“You’ll see a lot of guys get better (under Larranaga),” Courtney said. “That’s his strength.”(Note: I just closed my eyes, imagined Avery Bradley with an impressive skill level and giggled uncontrollably.)Larrana...

Celtics forward Chris Wilcox talks resigning with Boston, 2012-2013 season, and more!

Boston Celtics forward Chris Wilcox joined CLNS Radio last night to discuss a wide variety of topics relating to his heart surgery, resigning with the Celtics, and the upcoming NBA season. Wilcox joined the show for roughly 25 minutes and took two calls from Celtics fans. Chris had some great things to say about the [...]

Your Morning Dump… Doc Rivers has hired another assistant coach

The Boston Celtics have hired Erie BayHawks head coach Jay Larranaga to work as an assistant coach, sources close to the situation have confirmed. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports tweeted the news shortly before 10 p.m. today. The Erie Times-News confirmed the report with sources close to the situation. Larranaga led Erie to the D-League playoffs in his two seasons guiding the...

Red Bull is bringing Rajon Rondo to the Philippines

It's a bit late but just a little reminder: keep watching out for the announcement of what's going down when Rondo arrives in Manila!!! — Red Bull Philippines (@RedBullPh) August 19, 2012This is huge news for a ton of Celtics Lifers. After the United States, the country with the most visits to Celtics Life is the Philippines (and it's not even close). Filipinos were...

Boston Celtics to hold tryout for Maine Red Claws prospects

Have you ever dreamed of being a professional basketball star? Are you a former college basketball player with an impressive basketball resume? If you are, the Maine Red Claws and Boston Celtics have an opportunity for you. Today, the Maine Red Claws announced that their hybrid partners, the Boston Celtics, will be hosting an invitation-only [...]

Boston Celtics hire assistant coach Jay Larranga

Twitter / WojYahooNBA: The Boston Celtics have hired … via kwout Y! Sports’ Adrian Wonjarowski is reporting that the Boston Celtics have hired former Erie Bayhawks (NBA D-League) head coach Jay Larranga as the team’s newest assistant coach. Larranga, age 36, is also the current head coach of the Irish National Basketball squad and was an [...]

A silent but deadly offseason

The offseason was reminiscent of a storm brewing off a shoreline, that shoreline being the Boston harbor.  Danny Ainge was able to collect pieces that will have the Boston Celtics in a better position than last year.   This is remarkable considering last year’s team lost to the Miami Heat in seven games in the Eastern Conference Finals. Without diving into all the other...

Today's Celtics Links 8/21

Herald  NBA, Ticketmaster team up on ticket site Celtics Green  Rondo Gets Around- Hanging out with UK Volleyball Team Playing H-O-R-S-E Celtics Hire Jay Larranaga as Assistant Coach Celtics Life  ESPN 30 for 30 Movie: Once Brothers Celtic Nation SQ12#21 Is Good Basketball an Entertainment Fail? Lex Nihil Novi  Let the Lakers Pursue their Superstars C's Still not Playing...

Today's Celtics Links 8/20

Herald  LeBron James savoring special summer Kevin Durant goes from gold medal to red carpet Andrew Bogut encouraged by progress after ankle surgery Celtics Green  The Many Sides and Talents of Brandon Bass The System Matters Some Random Dionte Christmas Thoughts Green Street  What we know about Jeff Green’s Celtics contract Chris Wilcox: ‘I want to get better than where...

The Top Five Greatest Celtics Teams: #2 2007-’08 Celtics

The acquisitions of Ray Allen (left) and Kevin Garnett (center) gave Paul Pierce (right) a reason to stay in Boston. The 2007-’08 Boston Celtics come in at the second spot on this list. This team went from last to first thanks to two shrewd trades by President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge. After the 2006-’07 season, the Celtics finished 24-58, which marked the second...

Fiddlin' & Diddlin' - Daily Links 8/22

Herald  Clippers’ Chris Paul undergoes thumb surgery Globe  Celtics hire Jay Larranaga as assistant coach Celtics Green  The Green Monster Celtics 2012 Rookie Photo Shoot Dionte Christmas Is a Guy You Have to Pull For Celtics Life  A Silent But Deadly Offseason The Most Random NBA Player Commercials CLNS Radio  Celtics forward Chris Wilcox talks resigning with Boston,...

Jason Terry does what every player should do: Expect success

Let me tell you a little story about me. It was my junior year and I was co-captain of the Emerson College men's basketball team (the same team, incidentally, that produced Sam Presti and Rob Hennigan. Our career paths kinda went in different directions, huh?  Anyway... ). The team, historically, had sucked. I mean, REALLY, sucked. Like Bobcats bad.  But that year...

GreenLight Madness: #9 Seed vs #24 Seed

Two of the latest matchup winners featured two posterizations of franchise players as the opposition.  Avery Bradley’s ownage of Kevin Durant and Brandon Bass’ humiliation of Dwyane Wade in Game 7 both advanced quite easily to the sweet sixteen.  Today’s matchup features one of the few compilations, but it absolutely had to make it since it was huge at the time.  Paul...

Jason Terry hopes that the Mavericks retire his jersey

Before deciding to sign with the Boston Celtics, Jason Terry spent eight years with the Dallas Mavericks. In those eight years, Terry won a NBA championship and was consistently one of the best sixth men in the league. Those credentials are nothing to scoff at. There are plenty of players in the league that would love to have a NBA championship and be regarded as one of the best...

ESPN 30 for 30 Movie: Once Brothers

I finally had the opportunity last week to see the much heralded documentary "Once Brothers." It aired months ago on ESPN, but I'll be honest with you with the exception of Celtics games, I try to watch as little ESPN as possible. One thing that ESPN is good for is it's 30 for 30 documentaries and "Once Brothers" was tremendous. I highly recommend it...

Epic Nostalgia: Jason Terry Scores A Career High vs Dirk’s Mavs (2002)

Prior to joining the Mavericks, earning a Sixth Man Award, and winning the NBA Title, Jason Terry played 403 games for the Atlanta Hawks.  Being that all 403 of these games took place during the regular season, this doesn’t represent the most memorable span of JET’s impressive career.  I mean, seriously… when’s the last time you came across any sort of reference to...
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