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Celtics reportedly interested in interviewing Clippers assistant Jay Larranaga to serve under Joe Mazzulla

Larranaga was an assistant coach in Boston for nine years.AP/Associated Press

The Celtics are seeking permission to speak with Jay Larranaga about a possible return to Boston as an assistant to interim coach Joe Mazzulla, according to ESPN.

Larranaga, who was an assistant in Boston for nine seasons, is currently an assistant coach with the Clippers. The 47-year-old interviewed for the head coaching vacancy in Boston that was ultimately filled by Brad Stevens in 2013.

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