The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are looking to turn things around on the basketball court and they are starting completely over. After firing head coach Brian Gregory last week, they are targeting Duke assistant head coach Jeff Capel to take over the position.
ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported the news late Monday night, saying that Capel and Boston Celtics’ assitant Jay Larranaga are both targets for their head coaching position. He also said that Capel has yet to interview for the job.
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 (@GoodmanHoops) March 29, 2016
Jeff Capel has been an assistant under Mike Krzyzewski at Duke since 2011. He has also been the head coach at Oklahoma from 2006-2011 and at VCU from 2002-2006, posting a 162-110 record, three appearances in the NCAA Tournament and conference championship with the Rams in 2004.
Hiring Larranga would be an interesting move as he is the son of Miami head coach Jim Larranaga, an ACC rival of the Yellow Jackets. He has also head head coaching positions overseas with Ireland and Ukraine and at the D-League level with the Erie Bayhawks.
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