Brad Stevens Rumors
Stevens finalized a deal to hire Udoka as Boston’s new head coach on June 21st. However, according to league sources, he handled interviews for the head coaching position individually before the final round of interviews. At that point, Boston’s director of player development Alison Feaster was the only member of the team’s front office that was a part of the final round of interviews with Stevens along with co-owners Wyc Grousbeck and Steve Pagliuca.
Jared Weiss: Jerome Allen confirmed he is departing the Celtics after serving on Brad Stevens’ staff and is reportedly joining Dwane Casey’s bench in Detroit. Most of the staff from Stevens’ tenure is waiting to hear word on their futures while interviewing elsewhere. Deals expire Thursday.
Jared Weiss: Wyc Grousbeck on if Brad Stevens would have remained Celtics coach next season: “Who knows? If he wanted to be, he would be. He was not going to be let go. If he wanted to be the coach, he would be the coach. But he preferred to be President.”
Jared Weiss: Celtics governor Wyc Grousbeck says Brad Stevens’ long-term contract had nothing to do with him moving into the GM role in a 98.5 interview with Felger & Mazz. “It wasn’t a defensive move. It was an offensive move of someone we liked to put him in a position of authority.”
Clevis Murray: Source: As of right now, longtime Celtics assistant coach Jay Larranaga isn’t expected to return to the team. Larranaga had been with the team since 2012 and served on the coaching staffs of Doc Rivers & Brad Stevens. He also interviewed to replace Rivers & Stevens.