The Sixers will interview Celtics assistant Jay Larranaga for their vacant head coaching position, sources tell Dei Lynam of CSNPhilly.com. He joins Sixers assistant Michael Curry in the mix for the vacancy, as Curry is also reportedly scheduled to sit down with the Philadelphia brass.
Larranaga appeared to be a candidate for the top job in Boston before it went to Brad Stevens. Doc Rivers was interested in bringing Larranaga on as an assistant with the Clippers, but he instead remained in Boston as the only holdover from Rivers' staff. Larranaga coached the C's entry in the Orlando summer league this week.
The 38-year-old Larranaga has served as a head coach in the D-League and overseas, as Lynam points out. This past season on Boston's bench was his first as an NBA assistant.
The Sixers are the final team in the NBA with an open head-coaching position, after a dozen other teams changed coaches this offseason. New GM Sam Hinkie has taken a deliberate approach to the search, preferring to first fill out his front office staff.