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Jay Larranaga to remain as Clippers assistant following talks of return to Celtics

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Jay Larranaga has decided to stick around the Los Angeles Clippers, sources told Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated.

This comes after Larranaga was allowed by the Clippers to be interviewed by the Boston Celtics to potentially make a return to their assistant coaching slate. 

Boston has sought a veteran assistant who may help interim head coach Joe Mazzulla in handling the veteran-laden, title-contending Celtics team, as Larranaga came up initially as a probable candidate.

Before joining Ty Lue’s staff last season, Larranaga was a trusted top assistant by Brad Stevens during his seven-year tenure as Cs’ head mentor.

The 34-year-old Mazzulla currently stands on a daunting challenge to lead the Celtics, as Ime Udoka is continuing to comply in his season-long suspension following a controversial franchise scandal.

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