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Who will coach the Celtics in 2021-22?

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Re: Who will coach the Celtics in 2021-22? 

Post#321 » by JHTruth » Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:27 pm

Billups seems to have the Blazers job if he wants it. Celtics are going to be in a stiff competition for the top candidates
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Re: Who will coach the Celtics in 2021-22? 

Post#322 » by sully00 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:39 pm

cloverleaf wrote:So why isn't Sam Cassell on this list?

https://www.celticsblog.com/2021/6/9/22527066/report-brad-stevens-has-begun-the-search-for-his-replacement-as-boston-celtics-coach

(I have previously posted that I didn't think Brad would want someone with links to the 2008 Celtics championship team, and Doc doesn't seem to be the kind of coach not to allow his assistant speak with another team about such an opportunity to move up.)


Teams don't have to let guys interview during the playoffs, frankly they don't have to let them interview at all if they are under contract. This is going to be a PHI/BOS thing adding in Doc and Brad delicate to put it mildly.
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Re: Who will coach the Celtics in 2021-22? 

Post#323 » by sully00 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:42 pm

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gocelts wrote:Oh no.....this was something I was concerned about....we legit don’t know who’s going to coach the team. This means that Danny and Ownership definitely had a falling out. The problem is Wyc don’t no jack about basketball. Brad is bailing them out but he doesn’t know how or who yet....

I figured the assistant coach interviews were for show and there’s a wink wink deal somewhere out there from back in April..

I said it before...we’re so freaking spoiled having Danny for so long...Doc leaves...no problem..Boom out of the air the best college basketball coach at the time Stevens signs and NO ONE saw it coming.

It’s a little different this time. Now we are just one of the “ordinary” 25 teams in the league now.


Wait you already expected them to have hired a head coach, despite many of the top candidates still being in the playoffs with their current teams? They’ll interview many different coaches and then narrow it down from there. Everything will be ok lol



I actually did. I thought they would interview the assistants as a professional courtesy and then bring in either Cassell or Billups and be done with it. Maybe Billups is the guy.

I know that they “can’t talk” but we all know that they do. If you knew this was the scenario back in March, it just seems we’re dragging along...and if Brad is interested in like 8 guys....damn thats a lot of analyzing.

Look I’m not saying we’re going to get the worst coach ever and the next season is doomed....it’s just a big mess. No cap space, a mid round pick, you need a find a taker for Kemba, oh and we have no coach, lastly we have a brand new GM with not that much overall NBA experience to maneuver this.


The NBA frowns on team's making hires during the post season. So even if Boston has already made up its mind and come to an agreement you probably wouldn't hear it made official until after the Finals.
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Re: Who will coach the Celtics in 2021-22? 

Post#324 » by Gomes3PC » Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:47 pm

Would be all in favor of Udoka. He and Billups both would be great hires IMO.
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Post#325 » by cloverleaf » Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:55 pm

FlatearthZorro wrote:Yo, Brad interviewed one of his moneballers- Joe Mazulla. :D :D Dude's like 30 something and Brad brought him in what 2 years ago?


Don't worry, he was head coach for the Div II Fairmont State for 2 years!
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Post#326 » by Dogen » Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:04 pm

moonie_mcgee wrote:
Fierce1 wrote:Brad interviews a lot of potential candidates then ends up giving the job to Jay Larranaga!
:lol:


:lol: he'd totally do that


Nah... Larry Brown is due for a comeback! :lol:
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Re: Who will coach the Celtics in 2021-22? 

Post#327 » by Dogen » Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:07 pm

cloverleaf wrote:
Hal14 wrote:
FeedReed wrote:i believe in billups. he seems like the type of guy who would command respect from everyone.

Yeah, he does seem like he's got a smooth, confident demeanor.

And Cassell has that goofy clown-like smile and alien looking face so perhaps he won't command the same type of respect.

But I'm sure there's other more important factors that will go into this decision.


Really, you don't want Cassell because of his smile?!?!?


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Re: Who will coach the Celtics in 2021-22? 

Post#328 » by The Comedian » Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:08 pm

I’m starting to really dig the Ime Udoka possibility. I’d love him even more as lead assistant, but I think he’s going to be an excellent head coach.
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Post#329 » by Hal14 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:37 pm

Dogen wrote:
moonie_mcgee wrote:
Fierce1 wrote:Brad interviews a lot of potential candidates then ends up giving the job to Jay Larranaga!
:lol:


:lol: he'd totally do that


Nah... Larry Brown is due for a comeback! :lol:

And Brown will hire D'Antoni, Popovich and Phil Jackson as assistants, lol. It will be the best, smartest and oldest coaching staff of all-time.
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Post#330 » by LarryBirdsFingr » Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:37 pm

The Comedian wrote:I’m starting to really dig the Ime Udoka possibility. I’d love him even more as lead assistant, but I think he’s going to be an excellent head coach.

I'm fine with it
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Re: Who will coach the Celtics in 2021-22? 

Post#331 » by cloverleaf » Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:58 pm

Dogen wrote:
cloverleaf wrote:
Hal14 wrote:Yeah, he does seem like he's got a smooth, confident demeanor.

And Cassell has that goofy clown-like smile and alien looking face so perhaps he won't command the same type of respect.

But I'm sure there's other more important factors that will go into this decision.


Really, you don't want Cassell because of his smile?!?!?


Sam Cassell (reads Hal14's comment on the interwebs, thoughtfully puts down his iPad): "Honey, what was the name of that dentist you go too?"


Ha ha.
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Post#332 » by NuckyPowell » Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:14 pm

cloverleaf wrote:
FlatearthZorro wrote:Yo, Brad interviewed one of his moneballers- Joe Mazulla. :D :D Dude's like 30 something and Brad brought him in what 2 years ago?


Don't worry, he was head coach for the Div II Fairmont State for 2 years!

So, more experience than Kara then.
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Post#333 » by GoGreen » Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:18 pm

Idk jack about Udoka. Seems like he's generally like, but why's he got so much cache?
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Post#334 » by FeedReed » Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:14 pm

Hal14 wrote:
FeedReed wrote:i believe in billups. he seems like the type of guy who would command respect from everyone.

Yeah, he does seem like he's got a smooth, confident demeanor.

And Cassell has that goofy clown-like smile and alien looking face so perhaps he won't command the same type of respect.

But I'm sure there's other more important factors that will go into this decision.


he was able to lead the cast of characters in detroit and have everyone's respect. i feel like if he was able to handle rasheed, he'd be able to handle anyone.
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Post#335 » by 31to6 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:35 pm

GoGreen wrote:Idk jack about Udoka. Seems like he's generally like, but why's he got so much cache?


He is 6'7" and 215 lbs. Undrafted in 2000, picked 37th in the NBDL draft in 2002, worked his way up to 5 NBA teams over 7 seasons (penalty for starting with LAL), averaged 5/3/1 on 42/36/71 shooting.

Got into coaching 2 years after retiring as a player: 7 years as a Spurs assistant (championship in 2014), one with the Sixers, one (currently) with the Nets.

This concludes my report on Ime Udoka, please give me an A on it, have a good summer teacher I love you:)
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Post#336 » by GoGreen » Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:40 pm

31to6 wrote:
GoGreen wrote:Idk jack about Udoka. Seems like he's generally like, but why's he got so much cache?


He is 6'7" and 215 lbs. Undrafted in 2000, picked 37th in the NBDL draft in 2002, worked his way up to 5 NBA teams over 7 seasons (penalty for starting with LAL), averaged 5/3/1 on 42/36/71 shooting.

Got into coaching 2 years after retiring as a player: 7 years as a Spurs assistant (championship in 2014), one with the Sixers, one (currently) with the Nets.

This concludes my report on Ime Udoka, please give me an A on it, have a good summer teacher I love you:)


:lol: perfect
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Re: Who will coach the Celtics in 2021-22? 

Post#337 » by moonie_mcgee » Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:02 am

Dogen wrote:
moonie_mcgee wrote:
Fierce1 wrote:Brad interviews a lot of potential candidates then ends up giving the job to Jay Larranaga!
:lol:


:lol: he'd totally do that


Nah... Larry Brown is due for a comeback! :lol:

:lol: if LB was younger that's precisely who the Celts need. Or a Don Nelson. A pros pro coach
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Re: Who will coach the Celtics in 2021-22? 

Post#338 » by cloverleaf » Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:15 am

NuckyPowell wrote:
cloverleaf wrote:
FlatearthZorro wrote:Yo, Brad interviewed one of his moneballers- Joe Mazulla. :D :D Dude's like 30 something and Brad brought him in what 2 years ago?


Don't worry, he was head coach for the Div II Fairmont State for 2 years!

So, more experience than Kara then.


But she was a better player and is fervently supported by the Celtics players.
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Post#339 » by moonie_mcgee » Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:16 am

31to6 wrote:
GoGreen wrote:Idk jack about Udoka. Seems like he's generally like, but why's he got so much cache?


He is 6'7" and 215 lbs. Undrafted in 2000, picked 37th in the NBDL draft in 2002, worked his way up to 5 NBA teams over 7 seasons (penalty for starting with LAL), averaged 5/3/1 on 42/36/71 shooting.

Got into coaching 2 years after retiring as a player: 7 years as a Spurs assistant (championship in 2014), one with the Sixers, one (currently) with the Nets.

This concludes my report on Ime Udoka, please give me an A on it, have a good summer teacher I love you:)


These are the resumes of many great pro coaches.
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Re: Who will coach the Celtics in 2021-22? 

Post#340 » by Ed Pinkney » Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:26 am

Juwan Howard not interested in leaving Michigan according to the Wiretap.

From the little I know about him as a coach, I liked his combination of experience and personality. Thought he might be a good fit.

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