It's been widely discussed that the Celtics are leaning towards a younger/less experienced and cheaper coach to replace Doc Rivers. One potential candidate, Tyronn Lue, has just confirmed our suspicions that he's heading to LA along with Doc:
Tyronn Lue confirms to Globe he is headed to Los Angeles to join Doc Rivers staff with #clippers
— gary washburn (@GwashNBAGlobe) June 27, 2013
One name that we haven't previously talked about is former Australian national team head coach and current San Antonio Spurs assistant Brett Brown. Last night Sports Illustrated's Ian Thomsen went on CSNNE's "Uno's Sports Tonight" and made the case for Brown. Here's some of what Thomsen had to say:
"I think Brett Brown is going to be the next coach of the Celtics because he is a guy that believes in the tradition of the whole franchise... He's from Portland, Maine, grew up believing in the whole Celtics thing... He is the top head coaching candidate on the market that has not coached in the league already... He's going to be one of the finalists, I guarantee it."
Below is the complete interview. Thomsen starts talking about Brown at the 3:27 mark, but the whole thing is worth a listen. Among other C's topics discussed with Lou Merloni (sidebar: How weird is it seeing Lou Merloni talk hoops?) is the possibility of Boston acquiring Josh Smith, which Thomsen is adamantly opposed to. He doesn't seem to be much of Rajon Rondo fan either, and hates the idea of Rondo and Smith running the show.
Follow Mark on twitter @LucidSportsFan Mark Van Deusen 6/27/2013 11:41:00 AM Tweet Edit