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Boston Celtics Coaching Update: Kara Lawson Looking Less Likely

As Brad Stevens schedules a second round of interviews

Boston Celtics v Denver Nuggets
DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 22: Head Coach Brad Stevens and Assistant Coach Kara Lawson of the Boston Celtics stand for the National Anthem prior to a game against the Denver Nuggets on November 22, 2019 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. 
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For a while there was legitimate concern that Kara Lawson might end up as the next coach of the Boston Celtics, particularly after former Celtic Brian Scalabrine pushed the idea with some conviction, but for whatever reason, it seems less and less likely.

Boston has scheduled second interviews with league assistants Ime Udoka (Brooklyn), Darvin Ham (Milwaukee) and Chauncey Billups (LA Clippers).

There hasn’t been much mention of Lawson since the early days of the search. And given the mutual respect between her and Stevens, she’s a logical candidate. Everyone who knows her raves about her potential. However, she’s only had one season as an assistant and only four games as a head coach so experience might be a concern.

Or of course she might have, for whatever reason, taken herself out of consideration.

Whatever the reason, it looks more likely than she’ll be at Duke next season than not and that would make us, and most Duke fans we imagine, very happy.