It appears the Boston Celtics will not have a reunion in the works with assistant Los Angeles Clippers head coach Jay Larranaga. The former Celtics assistant has reportedly turned down a chance to return to his former team to help interim head coach Joe Mazzulla out in the wake of the Ime Udoka scandal according to new reporting from Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated.
Per Mannix, Larranaga “will remain on (Los Angeles head coach) Ty Lue’s staff with the Clippers”. The former Celtics assistant reportedly prefers to remain out west with his current team, who are in a similar position as one of the NBA’s 2023 title favorites.
Boston had previously received permission from the Clippers to speak to Larranaga about a potential return, but instead find themselves needing to look elsewhere to find first-year head coach Joe Mazzulla some help.
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