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Boston Celtics top assistant coach Jay Larranaga has continued to make the rounds as a head coaching candidate, having met with the Milwaukee Bucks last week, according to the Boston Globe.
Per the report, Larranaga met with the Bucks on Friday, prior to the Celtics’ series against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals.
As Amico Hoops first reported earlier this month, Larranaga had spoken with the New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks about their coaching vacancies. Both of those positions have since been filled, with David Fizdale and Lloyd Pierce, respectively.
As Amico Hoops also first reported, former Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer is considered the frontrunner for the Bucks’ vacancy. However, Milwaukee has conducted a wide-range of interviews with a long list of names linked to the position.
Larranaga has been an assistant with the Celtics since 2012, and has worked under head coach Brad Stevens since 2013. He is the son of University of Miami coach Jim Larranaga.
Prior to joining the Celtics, Jay Larranaga coached in Ireland (2008-10) and was the head coach of the Erie BayHawks of the G-League from 2010 to 2012.