Celtics assistant Larranaga linked to Knicks, Hawks

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Boston Celtics assistant coach Jay Larranaga has spoken with the New York Knicks about their head coaching vacancy and has now interviewed for the Atlanta Hawks for the same position, league sources told Amico Hoops.

Larranaga has been an assistant with the Celtics since 2012, and has worked under head coach Brad Stevens since 2013. He is the son of University of Miami coach Jim Larranaga.

Prior to joining the Celtics, Jay Larranaga coached in Ireland (2008-10) and was the head coach of the Erie BayHawks of the G-League from 2010 to 2012. The BayHawks are the Hawks' minor-league affiliate.

Larranaga joins a long list of names linked to the Knicks' coaching search. Others include with ESPN analyst and former NBA point guard Mark Jackson, former Memphis Grizzlies coach David Fizdale, former Hawks coach Mike Budhenholzer and former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt.

Larranaga interviewed with the Knicks' in 2015. Jeff Hornacek, fired after the final game of the regular season, was hired instead.

The Celtics defeated the visiting Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series Monday.