Boston Celtics assistant head coach Jerome Allen appears to be bowing out of the race to become the next head coach of the Celtics, with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reporting that Allen will accept a position with the Detroit Pistons as an assistant coach.
A much-loved member of the team’s coaching staff, Allen will be missed in the organization.
– Adrian Wojnarowski June 15, 2021
Given that there will likely be significant turnover in the coaching staff on the hire of whoever the organization settles on however, Allen’s choice makes sense from the perspective of securing a position in the league.
The former Penn head coach had also interviewed with the Portland Trail Blazers for their vacant head coaching position.