Who Could Be The Next Head Coach Of The Boston Celtics?

After nine years on the Boston bench Doc Rivers is heading out West to lead the Los Angeles Clippers. Danny Ainge is now left with the task of finding a new head coach to lead the Celtics through a likely rebuilding phase. (Photo by Rich Obrey/NBAE via Getty Images)
Who Will Be The Next Head Coach Of The Boston Celtics? After nine years on the Boston bench Doc Rivers is heading out West to lead the Los Angeles Clippers. Danny Ainge is now left with the task of finding a new head coach to lead the Celtics through a likely rebuilding phase. (Photo by Rich Obrey/NBAE via Getty Images)
The Memphis Grizzlies chose not to retain Hollins after he led the team to a 56-26 regular season record and the Western Conference Finals this season. In four years in Memphis, Hollins was 183-129, with the team improving each year. He's high on the list for many open jobs though, so there will be plenty of competition for his services. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Lionel Hollins The Memphis Grizzlies chose not to retain Hollins after he led the team to a 56-26 regular season record and the Western Conference Finals this season. In four years in Memphis, Hollins was 183-129, with the team improving each year. He's high on the list for many open jobs though, so there will be plenty of competition for his services. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
The former Celtics assistant has held head coaching jobs in New Jersey and Detroit, with a 279-335 regular season record and 18-20 in the postseason. There is a strong possibility that he ends up in Brooklyn as an assistant to new head coach, Jason Kidd. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Lawrence Frank The former Celtics assistant has held head coaching jobs in New Jersey and Detroit, with a 279-335 regular season record and 18-20 in the postseason. There is a strong possibility that he ends up in Brooklyn as an assistant to new head coach, Jason Kidd. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Yahoo! Sports reported that the Celtics could turn to younger options for their next head coach, including assistant Jay Larranaga. The 38-year-old was on Boston's bench in 2012-13 after two seasons in the NBADL, and will coach Boston's Summer League team in Orlando. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
Jay Larranaga Yahoo! Sports reported that the Celtics could turn to younger options for their next head coach, including assistant Jay Larranaga. The 38-year-old was on Boston's bench in 2012-13 after two seasons in the NBADL, and will coach Boston's Summer League team in Orlando. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
McMillan did not coach in the NBA last year after being fired by the Portland Trail Blazers in 2012. He has a 478-452 career record in 12 seasons with Seattle and Portland, going 14-20 in the playoffs. He last served as an assistant coach under coach Mike Krzyzewski in the 2012 Olympics. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Nate McMillan McMillan did not coach in the NBA last year after being fired by the Portland Trail Blazers in 2012. He has a 478-452 career record in 12 seasons with Seattle and Portland, going 14-20 in the playoffs. He last served as an assistant coach under coach Mike Krzyzewski in the 2012 Olympics. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Karl was fired by the Denver Nuggets after last season following a nine-year run in which they made the playoffs each season, but only made it out of the first round once. A 25-year veteran on the bench, Karl has a 1131-756 record in the regular season and 80-105 record in the playoffs. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
George Karl Karl was fired by the Denver Nuggets after last season following a nine-year run in which they made the playoffs each season, but only made it out of the first round once. A 25-year veteran on the bench, Karl has a 1131-756 record in the regular season and 80-105 record in the playoffs. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Byron Scott was in talks with the Clippers until they finally swung a deal for Rivers, and now Scott may be a good fit in Boston. Scott is a 13-year coaching veteran with a 416-521 record -- though his win-loss total took a hit after spending the last three seasons in Cleveland. Scott coached the New Jersey Nets to back-to-back NBA Finals in his first two full seasons as a head coach, and was Coach of the Year in 2007-08 after leading the Hornets to a 56-26 regular season. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)
Byron Scott Byron Scott was in talks with the Clippers until they finally swung a deal for Rivers, and now Scott may be a good fit in Boston. Scott is a 13-year coaching veteran with a 416-521 record -- though his win-loss total took a hit after spending the last three seasons in Cleveland. Scott coached the New Jersey Nets to back-to-back NBA Finals in his first two full seasons as a head coach, and was Coach of the Year in 2007-08 after leading the Hornets to a 56-26 regular season. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)
Johnson found himself out of a job earlier this season, getting the ax after a 14-14 start despite being named Coach of the Month in October and November. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
Avery Johnson Johnson found himself out of a job earlier this season, getting the ax after a 14-14 start despite being named Coach of the Month in October and November. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
Shaw is the top assistant looking for a head coaching job this summer. He served as an assistant under Phil Jackson on the Lakers from 2005-2011, and has spent the last three seasons in Indiana as an assistant under Frank Vogel. 
UPDATE: Shaw has reportedly agreed to become the new head coach of the Denver Nuggets.
(Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
Brian Shaw Shaw is the top assistant looking for a head coaching job this summer. He served as an assistant under Phil Jackson on the Lakers from 2005-2011, and has spent the last three seasons in Indiana as an assistant under Frank Vogel. UPDATE: Shaw has reportedly agreed to become the new head coach of the Denver Nuggets. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
Could Larry Legend return to Boston as a head coach? There were reports that he was considering coaching the Sacramento Kings, so a return to Boston during a rebuilding period may not be completely out of the question (even though it would mean he works under Ainge). Bird won Coach of the Year in Indiana in 1997-98 after leading them to a 58-24 record. His Pacers made it to three-straight Eastern Conference Finals during his time on the bench, losing to the Lakers in the 1999-2000 NBA Finals.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Larry Bird Could Larry Legend return to Boston as a head coach? There were reports that he was considering coaching the Sacramento Kings, so a return to Boston during a rebuilding period may not be completely out of the question (even though it would mean he works under Ainge). Bird won Coach of the Year in Indiana in 1997-98 after leading them to a 58-24 record. His Pacers made it to three-straight Eastern Conference Finals during his time on the bench, losing to the Lakers in the 1999-2000 NBA Finals. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
The older of the Van Gundy brothers has a career record of 371-208 in the regular season with successful stops in Miami and Orlando. He took over the Heat in 2003-04 when Pat Riley resigned, only to resign himself a few years later for Riley to re-take the bench. He coached the Magic from 2007-2012, making it to the NBA Finals in 2008-09 and Eastern Conference Finals in 2009-10. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Stan Van Gundy The older of the Van Gundy brothers has a career record of 371-208 in the regular season with successful stops in Miami and Orlando. He took over the Heat in 2003-04 when Pat Riley resigned, only to resign himself a few years later for Riley to re-take the bench. He coached the Magic from 2007-2012, making it to the NBA Finals in 2008-09 and Eastern Conference Finals in 2009-10. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
The younger Van Gundy has not coached since 2007, but has a career record of 413-318 over an 11-year career with the Knicks and Rockets. Now an analyst, Van Gundy was 44-44 in the playoffs with one NBA Finals appearance. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Jeff Van Gundy The younger Van Gundy has not coached since 2007, but has a career record of 413-318 over an 11-year career with the Knicks and Rockets. Now an analyst, Van Gundy was 44-44 in the playoffs with one NBA Finals appearance. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
One possibility is that Ainge could return to the bench himself. He spent three-plus seasons coaching the Phoenix Suns to a 136-90 record before stepping down during the 1999-2000 season. (Photo by Todd Warshaw /Allsport)
Danny Ainge One possibility is that Ainge could return to the bench himself. He spent three-plus seasons coaching the Phoenix Suns to a 136-90 record before stepping down during the 1999-2000 season. (Photo by Todd Warshaw /Allsport)

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