Report: Celtics hire Larranaga

August, 21, 2012
8/21/12
11:52
AM ET
The Boston Celtics have hired Jay Larranaga as an assistant coach, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

Larranaga, son of University of Miami basketball head coach Jim Larranaga, was the head coach of the NBA Developmental League's Erie Bayhawks for the past two seasons (compiling a 60-40 record), leading the club to consecutive playoff berths. Additionally, Larranaga serves as the head coach of Ireland's Senior Men's National Team.

Larranaga played collegiate ball at Bowling Green University, before embarking on an extensive professional career in Europe.

While details of Larranaga's role are unspecified at this time, he's developed a standout reputation for helping the development of younger players. This should prove useful to Boston, which either added or re-signed a wealth of youthful talent this offseason, including rookies Jared Sullinger, Kris Joseph and Fab Melo, along with Courtney Lee, Jeff Green and Brandon Bass. Add in a player like Avery Bradley, who is only 21 years old, and there will be plenty of guys for Larranaga to work with should he take such a direction with the team.

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

PODCASTS

Tedy Bruschi, NFL

ESPN NFL analyst Tedy Bruschi weighs in on the responsibility Tom Brady shoulders for the Patriots, Rob Gronkowski's physicality and how New England will use Darrelle Revis.

Baseball Tonight

Buster Olney talks to Alex Speier, Karl Ravech and Justin Havens about whether the Red Sox will move Jon Lester before the trade deadline, pace of play and much more.

Greg Cosell, NFL

NFL Films' Greg Cosell covers the Cowboys' defense, Rob Gronkowski's impact, Darrelle Revis' performance last season, the Giants' talent level and the outlook for the Cardinals.

Baseball Tonight

Buster Olney and Keith Law talk about the Tigers' acquisition of Joakim Soria and whether it's wise to trade within the division. Plus, Matt Gelb on the Phillies' plans.

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
BlocksB. Bass 0.9