One of the Boston Celtics’ lead assistants – Jerome Allen – interviewed for the Celtics head coach position recently, but it appears he’s moving on to a different opportunity now for another Eastern Conference team – the Detroit Pistons, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski
Detroit is finalizing deals to hire three new assistants to Dwane Casey’s staff: Boston’s Jerome Allen, ex-Indiana assistant Bill Bayno and Sacramento’s Rex Kalamian, sources tell ESPN. Kalamian, Bayno worked for Casey in Toronto. Allen interviewed for Celtics HC job last week.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 15, 2021
Jerome Allen was one of the assistants on
head coach President Brad Stevens’ staff over the last few seasons. He’s been one of the more visible members of the staff, especially in The Bubble™️ when his behind-the-scenes Instagram posts of Tacko Fall, Marcus Smart, Javonte Green and more dancing surfaced. He’s regarded as a respected voice in the locker room, and Detroit will certainly be getting a big boost with the addition of Allen. Allen notably worked with Rob Williams often.
It was reported that Allen would be considered for Boston’s next head coaching position, but with Allen accepting another assistant job, it’s clear that the franchise is looking in a different direction. Some of the other names continued to be attached to Boston include Darvin Ham, Ime Udoka, Charles Lee and more. It’s clear that Boston is looking for a diverse candidate to lead the Celtics in their next quest for Banner 18.
As the playoffs continue, expect to hear more news as the Celtics conduct more interviews with coaches around the league.