Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski has an update on the Celtics search for a head coach:
The Boston Celtics will consider several younger and lower-profile candidates for the franchise’s coaching vacancy, including assistant coach Jay Larranaga, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
After two seasons as a head coach in the NBA Development League, Larranaga, 38, made a strong impression on coach Doc Rivers and the Celtics’ front office during the 2012-13 season.
Larranaga will coach the Celtics’ summer league entry in Orlando, allowing general manager Danny Ainge a better look at him.
With Rivers and his $7 million salary headed to the Clippers, the Celtics are moving into a rebuilding phase. They expect to have a young roster and no longer want to pay an elite coach’s salary.
Rivers also has a strong interest in bringing Larranaga to the Clippers as part of his coaching staff, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
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