Jerome Allen Rumors
If you ask Jayson Tatum, the Pistons added one of the best in the business a few weeks ago. “Pooh is going to be great there,” Tatum said over the phone recently. “He just wants to have an impact and help you get better.” “Pooh” is a nickname for Pistons assistant coach Jerome Allen. After working closely with Tatum and other young Celtics for the past six seasons, Allen accepted a position on Dwane Casey’s staff in June.
“They’re getting a good one,” Tatum said of Allen. “They’re getting somebody that’s very knowledgeable about the game and that can connect with anybody — from the star player to the 15th man on the bench. He can relate to anybody.” Allen was an assistant with Boston for the past six years under Brad Stevens. Shortly after Stevens was elevated to team president, Allen accepted a position on the Pistons’ bench.
To Tatum and other Celtics players, Allen will be the perfect coach for Cunningham and his young teammates in Detroit. “He’s someone I just kind of gravitated towards when I first got to the Celtics,” Tatum said. “He’s always just trying to help you. And he can relate to (all) players.”
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.
Gary Washburn: #Celtics assistant coach Jerome Allen has officially accepted an offer to join Dwane Casey’s staff with the Detroit #Pistons according to an NBA source. Allen was one of Brad Stevens’ assistants who interviewed for the BOS job.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Detroit is finalizing deals to hire three new assistants to Dwane Casey’s staff: Boston’s Jerome Allen, ex-Indiana assistant Bill Bayno and Sacramento’s Rex Kalamian, sources tell ESPN. Kalamian, Bayno worked for Casey in Toronto. Allen interviewed for Celtics HC job last week.