A quick update on Georgia Tech's coaching search:
Not only has Jeff Capel's name been corroborated now by multiple media outlets (including ESPN and CBS), but Jay Larranaga's name has been added in as well, per a tweet from ESPN's Jeff Goodman.
Georgia Tech has reached out to both Jeff Capel & Boston Celtics assistant Jay Larranaga, source told ESPN. Capel has yet to be interviewed.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 29, 2016
If that name sounds familiar, it's because he's the son of Miami head coach Jim Larranaga. The younger Larranaga is currently an assistant with the Boston Celtics, where he was once thought to be next-in-line to take over for former head coach Doc Rivers before Brad Stevens eventually filled the role. Although Larranaga has head coaching experience between an NBA D-League team (the Erie Bayhawks) and the Ukraine national team, he has yet to serve as a head coach at the college level, which is one of several things that has Georgia Tech insider Kelly Quinlan very skeptical about his inclusion in the search:
That makes no sense, who is going to coach in the same league as his dad and he doesn't fit any criteria for the HC https://t.co/3RfK9FsHme— Kelly Quinlan (@Kelly_Quinlan) March 29, 2016
So, clearly, this is going to be a pretty wild ride between now and any official announcement. Stay tuned!