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George Mason looks to hire Celtics assistant Jay Larranaga

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GMU recently fired their head coach and is now looking into one of Boston's best assistants, Jay Larranaga.

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George Mason University plans on pursuing the Celtics' top assistant coach, Jay Larranaga.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Yahoo Sources: Celtics assistant Jay Larranaga will be one of the primary focuses of George Mason&#39;s coaching search. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) <a href="">March 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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GMU recently fired head coach Paul Hewitt, and are interested in adding one of Boston's bright minds to their staff.  Larranaga became an assistant under Doc Rivers in 2012.  He was a candidate to take over for Doc, but remained a top assistant to Brad Stevens.  The 76ers also showed interest, but hired Brett Brown instead.

Larranaga's father, Jim, is the most successful basketball coach in the school's history.  Jim carried the team to 13 consecutive winning seasons and a trip to the Final Four.  GMU's interest in Jay is, for the most part, due to his father's success at the school.

While it is unclear what Larranaga wants to do, the assistant seems to have a head coaching job in his future, whether it be NBA or NCAA.  He has been one of Stevens' top basketball minds for the past few years.