As the New York Knicks continue to search for a replacement for Jeff Hornacek, Boston Celtics assistant Jay Larranaga told reporters Thursday that he spoke to the Knicks about their head coach opening this past weekend.
Cs asst. Jay Larranaga says he spoke with the Knicks last week between Games 3 and 4 about head coaching opening.— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) April 26, 2018
Larranaga has been with the Celtics since 2012 as one of Brad Stevens’ lead assistants. He and Micah Shrewsberry have manned the sidelines for the Celtics during summer league action as well.
Boston already lost an assistant late in the season when Walter McCarty accepted the head coaching job at his alma mater, the University of Evansville. Shrewsberry has also interviewed for head coaching jobs at Division 1 programs like Rhode Island and UMass in the past but has remained with the Celtics.
The direction the Knicks plan to take with their next head coach has yet to be seen, but the interest in Larranaga should only increase as time goes on.
Celtics assistant Jay Larranaga interviewed for the Knicks coaching vacancy last week in Milwaukee. Larranaga: "They’re in the middle of their process. We’re in the middle of our process. I appreciated them coming out here. Obviously all my focus is on the Milwaukee Bucks."— Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) April 26, 2018