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Boston Celtics assistant Jay Larranaga has emerged as a strong candidate for the Charlotte Hornets’ coaching vacancy, according to the Charlotte Observer.
Larranaga had already talked with the New York Knicks and has interviewed with the Atlanta Hawks, as sources told Amico Hoops earlier this week.
“While the Hornets haven’t made a final choice, Larranaga, 43, is under strong consideration, a source familiar with the process confirmed,” the Observer wrote. “New Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak has interviewed a wide spectrum of coaches, including several San Antonio Spurs assistants.”
The Hornets are looking to replace Steve Clifford, fired following the season.
Other names linked to the Hornets’ vacancy: San Antonio Spurs assistants Ettore Messina and Ime Udoka, Portland Trail Blazers assistant David Vanterpool, Chicago Bulls assistant Jim Boylen and G League coach Jerry Stackhouse.