Jamie Young Rumors
Derek Bodner: Longtime Celtics assistant coach Jamie Young is reuniting with Doc Rivers on the Sixers’ staff, sources tell @Jared Weiss and me. Young was one of the longest serving coaches in Celtics history, spending 21 years with the franchise.
Chris Grenham: Former Celtics assistant coach Jamie Young with a heartfelt tribute to his time in Boston on IG: “Nobody will ever be able to take away what this place has meant to me and my family. Thank you Boston for accepting this Indiana born but Boston made guy.” Here’s the full post:
Also, longtime Celtics assistant coaches Jamie Young and Jay Larranaga told the Globe that their contracts were not renewed and that they will not return.
Celtics assistant coach Jamie Young recently went to Michigan to visit forward Jonas Jerebko. They played basketball at Jerebko’s home, swam in the pool, cooked out, lifted weights, and watched the US men’s national team in the Olympics. Larranaga has made several stops in Atlanta to work with Al Horford, R.J. Hunter, Jae Crowder, Amir Johnson, and Jaylen Brown. Last month, he showed Horford, the Celtics’ marquee free-agent signee of the summer, some set plays the Celtics run after timeouts.
Brown admitted that he lacked consistent aggression in the early going, but then began attacking the rim as if he owned it, and the results were impressive. “Jaylen, from where he was when he started training camp, to where he is now, yeah. Early on in the week, even going back to Utah, he was just kind of passive to start,” Las Vegas summer league coach Jamie Young said. “I talked to him and I just said, ‘Attack the basket. Do what you do.’ Defensively, he got better as well. I told him, I said, ‘Look we’re running plays throughout. [After-timeout plays] are going to go through you. You’re our guy. We’re going to get you the ball and your job is to score.’ ”