Boston Celtics president Brad Stevens received permission from the team to interview several assistant coaches to fill the position of head coach of his franchise, including Chauncey Billups of the LA Clippers, sources told ESPN.
Stevens began making calls Wednesday to get the go-ahead to speak with several candidates, including Billups, Darvin Ham and Charles Lee of the Milwaukee Bucks, Jamahl Mosley of the Dallas Mavericks and Ime Udoka of the Brooklyn Nets, sources told ESPN.
The Celtics’ roster is vast beyond these candidates, which comprise a group of assistants who have been interviewed for other coaching vacancies in recent years.
Stevens resigned as Celtics coach to replace Danny Ainge in charge of the Celtics’ front office and spent the first days of his search interviewing members of his former coaching staff, including Jay Larranaga, Jerome Allen, Scott Morrison and Joe Mazzulla. sources said.
Along with the Indiana Pacers, the Orlando Magic and the Portland Trail Blazers, Boston is one of four teams with openings for the head coach position.