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Feb 3, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Los Angeles Clippers assistant coach Sam Cassell during the game against the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena. The Raptors beat the Clippers 121-103. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Bucks Reportedly Willing to Make Celtics Coach Highest Paid Assistant

In Joe Mazzulla's first chance to build an NBA coaching staff, he assembled one of the best in the league. However, after one year together, the Celtics may lose two of their top assistant coaches.

Bobby Krivitsky
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Feb 3, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Los Angeles Clippers assistant coach Sam Cassell during the game against the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena. The Raptors beat the Clippers 121-103. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports
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Bucks Reportedly Willing to Make Celtics Coach Highest Paid Assistant

In Joe Mazzulla's first chance to build an NBA coaching staff, he assembled one of the best in the league. However, after one year together, the Celtics may lose two of their top assistant coaches.

Bobby Krivitsky
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Apr 5, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis (8) reacts to game action against the Sacramento Kings during the first half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports
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Celtics Pursuit of Kristaps Porzingis Nearly Led to Blockbuster Break-Up

Having Kristaps Porzingis back for the NBA Finals is a development that could do as the Celtics hoped during their multiple pursuits of the former All-Star and swing the best-of-seven with the Larry O'Brien Trophy on the line in their favor.

Bobby Krivitsky
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May 30, 2024; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Derrick Jones Jr. (55) shoots against Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) during the second quarter in game five of the western conference finals for the 2024 NBA playoffs at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
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Betting on Himself Nearly Led Mavericks Starter to Celtics

From nearly signing with the Celtics to betting on himself with the Mavericks, a key figure in this year's NBA Finals almost joined Boston's pursuit of Banner 18. Now, he stands in the way of it.

Bobby Krivitsky
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Mar 12, 2023; Los Angeles, California, USA; ESPN commentator Jeff Van Gundy during the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the New York Knicks Crypto.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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Celtics May Add 11-Year Head Coach to Joe Mazzulla's Staff Next Season

The Boston Celtics will have to replace lead assistant Charles Lee this summer. And while JJ Redick's relationship with LeBron James makes him appear like the favorite for the Lakers' head-coaching job, Sam Cassell is a finalist for that position.

Bobby Krivitsky
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May 14, 2024; Chicago, IL, USA; Bronny James (50) participates during the 2024 NBA Draft Combine.
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NBA Draft Experts Project Celtics Select Bronny James

From his athletic testing to placing second in the three-point star-shooting drill, Bronny James put on an impressive performance at the NBA Draft Combine that may lead to the Celtics betting on his upside.

Bobby Krivitsky
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Oct 26, 2019; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Clippers assistant coach Sam Cassell against the Phoenix Suns.
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Celtics’ Rival Interviews Sam Cassell for Head Coaching Job

In Joe Mazzulla's first opportunity to build an NBA coaching staff, he assembled one of the best in the league. However, after one season together, his two top assistants may depart for head coaching jobs elsewhere.

Jesse Cinquini
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Apr 12, 2024; Sacramento, California, USA; Phoenix Suns head coach Frank Vogel reacts to a call.
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Former Celtics Assistant Intriguing Option to Replace Charles Lee

Joe Mazzulla's locked in on trying to do his part to help the Celtics finish the current campaign with eight more wins and a parade down Boylston Street. But this offseason, at a minimum, he'll have to replace lead assistant Charles Lee.

Bobby Krivitsky
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Feb 3, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Los Angeles Clippers assistant coach Sam Cassell during the game.
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Lakers Secure Permission to Interview Sam Cassell: 'Happy to Have Him'

Sam Cassell has reportedly emerged as one of the front-runners for the Lakers head coaching vacancy.

Bobby Krivitsky
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May 1, 2023; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Sam Cassell reacts to a call.
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Celtics Assistant Initial Finalist for Lakers' Head Coaching Job

The Lakers next head coach may come from their arch rivals' coaching staff.

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Brad Stevens on Celtics Extending Derrick White: 'Doesn't Feel Like Brain Surgery'

Since joining the team in 2022, Derrick White has become a key element of the Boston Celtics’ lineup. This season, White is averaging a career-high 15.2 points

Eric Jay Santos
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Apr 17, 2024; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) hugs Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler.
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NBA Insider Suggests Celtics' Rival Trades for Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler, who turns 35 in September, has one year left on his contract, plus a player option, and is reportedly seeking an extension this summer. His relationship with the Heat may have reached a breaking point, paving the way for his exit.

Bobby Krivitsky
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Dec 14, 2023; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics head coach Joe Mazzulla and assistant coach Charles Lee.
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Hornets Hire Celtics Assistant Charles Lee as New Head Coach

With the Hornets, Lee inherits a promising young core featuring LaMelo Ball, Brandon Miller, and Mark Williams, who he'll be tasked with helping evolve into a nucleus that propels Charlotte up the Eastern Conference standings.

Bobby Krivitsky
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Potential Celtics Free-Agent Target Retires

Potential Celtics Free-Agent Target Retires

While players on the Celtics have lobbied for Blake Griffin to return, the buyout market has become barren.

Bobby Krivitsky
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Motivation for Potential Celtics Signing Unaffected by Poor Timing

Motivation for Potential Celtics Signing Unaffected by Poor Timing

Players on the Celtics are lobbying for Blake Griffin to return to fill the team's vacant roster spot.

Bobby Krivitsky
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Potential Celtics Target Signs with Conference Rival

Potential Celtics Target Signs with Conference Rival

The Celtics' options to fill their final roster opening are dwindling.

Bobby Krivitsky
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Former Celtic Secures Buyout, Retaining Playoff-Eligibility

Former Celtic Secures Buyout, Retaining Playoff-Eligibility

After getting rerouted at the trade deadline, a former Celtic finalizes a contract buyout, freeing him to sign with a contender.

Bobby Krivitsky
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Multiple Contenders Interested in Signing Former Celtic

Multiple Contenders Interested in Signing Former Celtic

Players on the Celtics are lobbying for Blake Griffin to return to fill the team's vacant roster spot.

Bobby Krivitsky
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Former Celtics Star States Case for Returning for Title Push

Former Celtics Star States Case for Returning for Title Push

The Boston Celtics, an NBA-best 44-12, are carefully calculating what to do with their open roster spot.

Bobby Krivitsky
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Former Celtics Forward Signs with Timberwolves

Former Celtics Forward Signs with Timberwolves

Former 15th overall pick and North Carolina star earns opportunity to continue NBA career.

Bobby Krivitsky
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Former Celtic Lands with Wizards

Former Celtic Lands with Wizards

At 9-45, the Washington Wizards have the second-worst record in the NBA, prompting a coaching and roster churning with an eye toward the future.

Bobby Krivitsky
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Bucks to Sign Danilo Gallinari

Bucks to Sign Danilo Gallinari

Danilo Gallinari averaged 7.3 points per game across 32 appearances with the Washington Wizards and Detroit Pistons this season.

Jesse Cinquini
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Brad Stevens Discusses Celtics' Plan for Final Roster Spot

Brad Stevens Discusses Celtics' Plan for Final Roster Spot

The Celtics' trade-deadline activity included preserving an open roster spot that could come in handy on the buyout market.

Bobby Krivitsky
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Here's What's Noteworthy About Celtics Trading Dalano Banton

Here's What's Noteworthy About Celtics Trading Dalano Banton

The Celtics acquired Xavier Tillman and Jaden Springer and parted with Lamar Stevens and Dalano Banton before the trade deadline passed. The latter may signal Boston's not done adding.

Bobby Krivitsky
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Celtics Swing Savvy Deal with 76ers for Jaden Springer

Celtics Swing Savvy Deal with 76ers for Jaden Springer

Jaden Springer joins the list of players Brad Stevens has acquired after they impressed against the Celtics.

Bobby Krivitsky
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Celtics Target Could Join Buyout Market After Getting Traded

Celtics Target Could Join Buyout Market After Getting Traded

A Celtics division foe struck a deal that could lead to one of the players they traded joining Boston on the buyout market.

Bobby Krivitsky
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