Cleveland Cavaliers: 5 good permanent coaching replacements for Ty Lue

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2. Jay Larranaga, Asst. Coach, Celtics

If there’s one thing Jay Larranaga knows, it’s how a team has to take its lumps, find the right talent, and then develop those players into winners.

Larranaga’s been an assistant with Boston for the past six years, and he’s gone through the growing pains with coach Brad Stevens, as now it appears the Celtics appear to reap the fruits of their labor.

It shouldn’t be forgotten that when considering Larranaga, the Celtics developed some pretty good point guards the past few seasons, which is what Cleveland must do with rookie Collin Sexton.

Boston developed Isaiah Thomas into a league force for two years, and then had people thinking Kyrie Irving was expendable because of the growth Marcus Smart made last season.

Larranaga played collegiately at Bowling Green, graduating in 1997.

Besides being an assistant, Larranaga has run a team, coaching for the Erie Seawolves of the G-League for two seasons.

Pior to that stop, he was an assistant at Cornell University.