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Celtics assistant Jerome Allen reportedly interviewing with Pistons for similar position

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Unless he ends up getting the Boston Celtics head coaching gig he recently interviewed for, the Jerome Allen era for the Celtics may soon be drawing to a close. And we have an idea about at least one place he could land beyond the other top NBA coaching gig he applied for, the Portland Trail Blazers.

According to The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears, current Boston assistant coach Allen is interviewing for a similar position with the Detroit Pistons, presumably in the event he is not the Celtics’ final choice to helm the franchise for the 2021-22 season and perhaps beyond. Smart thinking on his part given whoever does get the job is very likely to bring in their own staff, perhaps retaining a small part of the prior regime for continuity’s sake.

But that does not necessarily mean Allen would be that person, so having some parachutes lined up is a wise plan to keep oneself in the mix for a future NBA coaching position while staying employed in the league.

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In Detroit, Michigan, today to interview for the position, we may have seen the last of Allen on Boston’s sidelines as an assistant.

We may well see him back as a coach, however — pending Brad Stevens and the rest of the front office’s final decision on the matter.

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