HoopsHype Jay Larranaga rumors


July 5, 2013 Updates

But if Larranaga wanted to leave, for whatever reason, league sources said Rivers told Larranaga he had a job waiting for him on Rivers’s new staff. At some point, though, Ainge had been seriously considering another candidate to become the next head coach of the Celtics, a candidate that Ainge had, in fact, been eyeing all along in case Rivers ultimately departed: Butler University’s Brad Stevens. Boston Globe

July 4, 2013 Updates

The Celtics' Summer League team was scheduled to begin practicing Thursday in Orlando. It begins Summer League play there July 7, when the Celtics will face the Magic at 11 a.m. The Celtics' Summer League team will be coached by Celtics assistant Jay Larranaga. League sources confirmed to the Globe that the Celtics' Summer League roster has been finalized, and, according to those sources, here are the 13 names on it: F Tim Abromaitis: A 6-foot-8, 236-pound former Notre Dame forward who played three seasons for the Fighting Irish, lastly in 2011-12, when he averaged 14 points and 7 rebounds in just two games before tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Boston Globe

July 3, 2013 Updates

Ainge also considered Celtics assistant coach Jay Larranaga, too, and the two sat down on a couple of occasions recently to discuss the head-coaching job, sources said. Before leaving for the Los Angeles Clippers, Rivers had given Larranaga a strong endorsement for Boston's head coaching job, sources said. Ainge and Suns GM Ryan McDonough — a Celtics assistant GM this past season — each believe Larranaga is a future head coach in the NBA. Yahoo! Sports

After playing overseas for 12 years, Larranaga has one year experience in the NBA with the Celtics and two successful seasons as an NBA D-League head coach on his resume. He'll coach the Celtics summer-league entry in Orlando, and Ainge may still try to convince him to stay on Stevens' staff despite a standing offer to join Rivers with the Clippers, sources said. Yahoo! Sports

June 28, 2013 Updates
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June 25, 2013 Updates

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. Yahoo! Sports

Terry has been asked to help coach the C’s’ entry in the Orlando Summer League next month. Jay Larranaga, the only assistant who will still be under contract on July 1, will run the team. “I’ll be helping a lot of things,” Terry said. Boston Herald

June 24, 2013 Updates

It is likely that Rivers will bring Boston assistant coaches Tyronn Lue and Kevin Eastman, sources said. Another assistant, Jay Larranaga, is well-regarded by Rivers and the front office, but he's under contract for one more year with Boston. It's unclear how Larranaga fits into Rivers' Clippers staff. Yahoo! Sports

January 7, 2013 Updates

While Larranaga wasn't available for an interview, he told ESPNNewYork.com he's "really happy for the success Chris is having." Copeland also gives major props to Spencer for first connecting with Larranaga. "He's a great dude," the rookie said. "I wouldn't be here today without the work John has done. He played overseas and knows the business." ESPN.com

September 19, 2012 Updates
September 10, 2012 Updates

Jay Larranaga confirmed this morning he'll be an assistant coach for the Boston Celtics after two seasons as the head coach of the Erie BayHawks. "It's an opportunity to work for one of the most famous and most successful franchises in NBA history and to work for one of the best coaches in the world (in Doc Rivers)," said Larranaga, who was at the Erie Insurance Charity Challenge golf event today at the Kahkwa Club. GoErie.com

August 21, 2012 Updates

Adrian Wojnarowski: 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. Twitter

September 22, 2010 Updates

The NBA Development League's Erie BayHawks named Jay Larranaga the team's next head coach, succeeding John Treloar (pictured) who was named the Director of Player Personnel for the Phoenix Suns last week. Larranaga, 35, had been hired as an assistant coach at Cornell University this spring but the chance to be the head coach in the D-League was apparently too good of an opportunity to pass up. "I am extremely excited to be the new head coach of the Erie BayHawks. I am grateful that Steve Demetriou, Owen McCormick and the ownership group has selected me to continue the progress made by Coach Treloar," Larranaga said in a press release issued by the team. "Together with (assistant coach) Ben McDonald, Matt Bresee and the rest of the BayHawks staff and I will work tirelessly to ensure the success of our team and franchise." FanHouse.com

September 21, 2010 Updates

The Erie BayHawks named Jay Larranaga their new head coach today. Larranaga, 35, most recently was an assistant coach at Cornell University. Earlier, he was a player-coach for the Irish National Team for two seasons. He replaces John Treloar, who last week took a job as the Phoenix Suns' director of player personnel. Larranaga played collegiate ball at Bowling Green State University (1993-97) and played by 12 years professionally overseas, including stints in Spain, France, Ireland and Greece. GoErie.com

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