Celtics president of basketball operations Brad Stevens has been granted permission to interview Clippers assistant Chauncey Billups and Nets assistant Ime Udoka, among others, for Boston’s coaching vacancy, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Stevens is actually looking to replace himself, moving into Danny Ainge‘s old role after spending eight years coaching the team. Per Wojnarowski, Stevens’ coaching search will extend beyond just the aforementioned names.
Billups, Udoka, Mosley and Ham have been popular candidates over the previous several years, with each interviewing for an array of openings. Billups in particular is looking to become a head coach somewhere next season, former teammate Richard Hamilton said in an interview with TMZ.
It is believed Celtics assistants Scott Morrison, Jay Laranaga and Jerome Allen have already interviewed with Stevens.