Red Claws lose coach, GM

June, 16, 2012
6/16/12
8:29
AM ET

The D-League affiliate of the Boston Celtics is undergoing a monster overhaul this offseason as the team lost both its head coach and general manager on Friday. From the Portland Press Herald:
Early Friday, the team announced that Dave Leitao, who coached the Red Claws last season, left to return to college basketball as an assistant coach with Missouri. Then, later in the day, Jon Jennings stepped down as president and general manager to concentrate on his role on the development team of The Forefront at Thompson's Point project. Jennings is largely responsible for bringing the D-League team to Portland and partnering it with the Boston Celtics as an affiliate, along with Charlotte and Philadelphia. Co-owner and chairman Bill Ryan Jr. will assume Jennings' role as team president. He said Friday night that the Red Claws are, and will be, in good shape. "Thankfully the season doesn't start until November," he said. "All I can say is that there will be more information forthcoming in the next week or so... We'll be fine on basketball operations."

Hop HERE to read the full story.

What does this mean for Boston? Not a whole lot. The Celtics did not send any of their young players to Maine this past season, electing to keep the rookies around the team during the condensed campaign. With the potential to add more youth this offseason (Boston currently has three draft picks), there's a solid chance the Celtics could utilize the D-League again for the 2012-13 campaign, but it's unlikely the day-to-day operations of the Red Claws would impact that decision.

Chris Forsberg

Celtics reporter, ESPNBoston.com

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

PODCASTS

Jonny Gomes, Red Sox

Red Sox OF Jonny Gomes discusses the atmosphere in Boston, the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, his team's slow start and more.

Larry Lucchino, Red Sox

Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino discusses his team's response to the Boston Marathon bombings, how the city bounced back from the tragedy and more.

Donnie Wahlberg, Actor

Actor Donnie Wahlberg talks about this year's Patriots' Day, his experience involving last year's Boston Marathon, security presence in the city and more.

Martin J. Walsh, Boston

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh comments on how this Patriots' Day differs from those in the past, securing the marathon, the role sports plays in the city and more.

Kevin Millar, MLB

MLB Network's Kevin Millar weighs in on the uniqueness of Patriots' Day 2014, the Nationals' benching of Bryce Harper, the brawl during Brewers-Pirates and more.

TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Jeff Green
PTS AST STL MIN
16.9 1.7 0.7 34.2
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsJ. Sullinger 8.1
AssistsR. Rondo 9.8
StealsR. Rondo 1.3
BlocksK. Humphries 0.9