It appears the Boston Celtics might be close to hiring their next head coach.
The report comes after The Athletic's Clevis Murray said Tuesday that Udoka has been at the top of the Celtics' list "for some time" and is the favorite to land the job.
As I already reported, Udoka has been at the top of the Celtics’ list for some time and is the favorite.— Clevis Murray (@ClevisMurray) June 22, 2021
There’s been growing confidence the past few days he’ll be their guy. https://t.co/4HhWBC3oxS
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski also reported earlier this month that Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart gave Udoka strong reviews. The trio played for him and Gregg Popovich at the 2019 World Cup.
Udoka served as an assistant for the San Antonio Spurs from 2012-19 and was also an assistant for the Philadelphia 76ers before joining the Nets this season.
According to Stadium's Jeff Goodman, Los Angeles Clippers assistant Chauncey Billups is also a top candidate to replace Stevens as head coach.