Celtics ‘waiting’ to interview Jason Kidd, may have competition

January 10, 2020; Dallas, TX, USA; Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Jason Kidd before the game between the Mavericks and the Lakers at the American Airlines Center.

The search for Celtics coaches is ongoing. Initial reports said the team would look at internal candidates first while looking around the rest of the league, and now it looks like they’ve reached stage two.

According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, the Celtics are expected to interview Lakers assistant coach Jason Kidd. Kidd was one of the first names mentioned after Wednesday’s front office shuffle in Boston. The 48-year-old former All-Star point guard previously served as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks.

“The Lakers front office has praised assistant coach Jason Kidd, expressing what a phenomenal presence he has been in the organization, from his innovative ideas to his communication skills and his ability to rally the troops. “, writes Haynes. “The Lakers believe Kidd should be one of the top candidates out of all the NBA coaching gigs available.”

Brad Stevens and the Celtics won’t be the only ones vying for Kidd’s services. The Haynes report also says the Portland Trail Blazers see Kidd as the “first target” to replace current coach Terry Stotts, who is set to be “relieved from duty” after the team’s fourth first-round playoff exit. over the past five years.

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