Boston’s Jayson Tatum, Marcus Smart have high praise for former assistant Jerome Allen

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Two Boston Celtics gave former assistant coach Jerome Allen their personal stamp of approval on his next gig in the same role with the Detroit Pistons in recent interviews with SNY’s Ian Begley. Both star forward Jayson Tatum and recently extended guard Marcus Smart had a great deal to say.

“Pooh is going to be great there,” shared Tatum, using one of Allen’s more endearing nicknames. “He just wants to have an impact and help you get better.” Noting the former Penn head coach is a great basketball mind, the former Duke star added he “can connect with anybody — from the star player to the 15th man on the bench.”

Smart echoed Tatum’s assessment of Allen as a coach in his own words.

“He’s always going to hold you accountable and he’s always going to hold himself accountable,” Smart explained. “You can trust that whatever he’s telling you, he means it. And he’s saying it to help you.”

Both Tatum and Smart agree Allen is head coach material, however, so Pistons fans shouldn’t get too comfortable with having him around — unless they want to promote him, that is.

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