Celtics To Interview Ime Udoka, Chauncey Billups, Others

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.

Along with Billups and Udoka, the Celtics have received the go-ahead to speak with Mavericks assistant Jamahl Mosley and Bucks assistants Darvin Ham and Charles Lee, Wojnarowski added.

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.

Along with those names, the Celtics reportedly have an interest in Nets assistant and former Rockets and Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni.

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