Jay Larranaga is a finalist for the Sixers job

Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Celtics assistant coach is one of six candidates being considered by new GM Sam Hinkie for their head coaching vacancy.

From Woj:

Four assistant coaches - Atlanta's Kenny Atkinson, San Antonio's Brett Brown, Chicago's Adrian Griffin and Boston's Jay Larranaga - are scheduled to meet with, Sixers managing partners Josh Harris and David Blitzer, among other team officials, sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Another assistant coach, Portland's David Vanterpool, is still a possible candidate to join the group in New York, sources said.

Michael Curry, a holdover on the staff of ex-head coach Doug Collins, is considered a candidate for the job too.

Throughout his coaching career, Larranaga has been known for his player development skills and the Sixers, not unlike the Celtics, have a roster of young guys looking to rebuild. Brad Stevens has already covered his bases by hiring former Butler Bulldog Ronald Nored to head up player development for the Celts and in the D-League just in case Larranaga leaves for Philly, but losing Larranaga would hurt the franchise. It's by far a fatal blow, but in his brief stint with Boston, he's shown an ability to connect with this new generation of NBA hopefuls. In the Orlando summer league, there was a camaraderie with the team that you don't always see from a bunch of guys that have been thrown together with only a few days of practice and even fewer games.

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