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Report: Jay Larranaga in the running for 76ers head coaching gig
Posted By Mike Petraglia On July 17, 2013 @ 8:06 pm In General | 3 Comments
Another Celtics assistant is drawing interest from one of Boston’s arch rivals.
Jay Larranaga, who was considered as a candidate to replace Doc Rivers  before Brad Stevens  was hired, has been contacted by the Philadelphia 76ers  to interview for their vacant head coaching position.
Before joining Boston for the 2012-13 season, Larranaga spent the previous two seasons as head coach of the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League. In two seasons with the BayHawks, Larranaga led his squad to consecutive playoff appearances while posting a regular season record of 60-40. He also established team records for all-time wins (60) and wins in a season (32).
In Larranaga’s two years in Erie, eight different players received NBA call-ups. Prior to arriving in Erie, Larranaga served as an assistant coach at Cornell, and before that he was head coach of the Irish National team for two years. Larranaga spent the summer of 2012 as an assistant for the Ukraine National team under former NBA coach Mike Fratello before joining Rivers’ staff last season.
Yahoo! NBA writer and insider Adrian Wojnarowski was first with the story.
Boston Celtics  assistant Jay Larranaga met with Sixers management to discuss head coaching job on Tuesday, league sources tell Y!
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 17, 2013 
Larranaga, who reportedly met on Tuesday with the Sixers, is one of a list of candidates the 76ers are considering to replace Doug Collins , who resigned” after the team’s 34-win season that resulted in Philly missing the playoffs one season after losing a Game 7 to the Celtics in the Eastern semis.
Larranaga’s father, Jim, was the AP college coach of the year this past season, leading the Miami Hurricanes  to its first-ever tournament title, an ACC win over North Carolina and an appearance in the NCAA  Sweet 16 .
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