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The Sixers have also contacted the Denver Nuggets about interviewing assistant Melvin Hunt, a source said. ESPN.com also has reported that the Sixers have reached out to Chicago Bulls assistant coaches Ed Pickney and Adrian Griffin while CSN Philadelphia reported that Boston Celtics assistant Jay Larranaga is also a candidate. Yahoo! Sports

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Two NBA sources confirmed that the Sixers will interview Celtics assistant coach Jay Larranaga for their head coaching position. Larranaga just completed his first season as an assistant with Boston following two years as head coach of the NBDL’s Erie BayHawks. This week he was the head coach of the Celtics' summer league team. CSNPhilly.com

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When Rivers left to become the Clippers’ new head coach and vice president of basketball operations, Rivers put in a good word with the Celtics about Larranaga, a league source said. “Doc recommended they hire Jay as the head coach,” the source said. Boston Globe

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

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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

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