Celtics reportedly interested in Mike D'Antoni for HC job
Former Houston Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni watches his team play against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

Celtics reportedly interested in Nets assistant Mike D'Antoni for head-coaching job

The Boston Celtics have already interviewed internal candidates for their vacant head-coaching position. Now the search for external candidates has begun. 

According to ESPN's Jordan Schultz, the Celtics are reportedly interested in Brooklyn Nets assistant Mike D'Antoni. The Portland Trail Blazers and Orlando Magic are also interested in the 70-year-old. 

The Celtics are in need of a head coach after Brad Stevens was promoted to President of Basketball Operations following Danny Ainge's retirement.

D'Antoni owns a career record of 672-527 in stints with the Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets. He had a successful five-year tenure with the Suns and most recently led the Rockets to a 217-101 record during his four seasons in Houston. 

Although D'Antoni has been successful in the regular season, he owns a 54-56 record in the playoffs. His teams have never made it to the NBA Finals. 

The Celtics are also reportedly interested in Lakers assistant Jason Kidd and former Atlanta Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce.

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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