The son of University of Miami head coach Jim Larranaga, the younger Larranaga coached the BayHawks to D-League playoff appearances in both his seasons in Erie, finishing third in Coach of the Year honors in 2011-12.
Larranaga, 37, joins C's assistants Mike Longabardi, Armond Hill, Kevin Eastman, Tyronn Lue and Jamie Young.
Meanwhile, two other organizational items of note: 1) Celtics assistant general manager Mike Zarren will interview for the 76ers GM job early this week, according to The Philadelphia Enquirer; and 2) The C's are reportedly among a handful of teams lobbying...
FOXBORO -- The Patriots did not play 27 of their roster players on Monday night in a 27-17 preseason loss to the Eagles at Gillette Stadium. The only first-team skill player on offense that played was Stevan Ridley but he didn't play until the second half as Tom Brady, Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd, Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez and Jabar Gaffney all got the night off.
Instead, the Patriots started quarterback Ryan Mallett, who finished 10-of-20 for 105 yards and a touchdown. Brian Hoyer played the second and fourth quarters and completed just 5-of-17 passes for 55 yards and no scores.
"You want to face their best guys," said Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans. "That's what we prepared for. We prepared for those guys this week and that's something we were looking forward to, facing those guys but it's out of our control. We can't control it, and no need to worry about it. There's nothing we can do about it. We just have to play...
FOXBORO -- Patriots edge rusher Jermaine Cunningham knocked out Michael Vick with one hellacious hit to the ribs in the first quarter of Monday night's preseason game against the Eagles. The hit was so hard that Vick didn't play another snap and headed immediately to the locker room for x-Rays, which came back negative.
"It's football," Cunningham said. "Hits like that happen all the time."
Vick was knocked out of action last year with a non-displaced fracture in the ribs after a hit midway through the season in a home loss to the Cardinals in Philadelphia.
Cunningham appears bigger this season, as he is playing the outside linebacker spot and fighting for a roster spot on the team.
"It's football," Cunningham repeated. "It felt good to be out there playing football. It's still early in the year. We still have a couple of preseason games left. We just have to keep building. ...
Speaking to WEEI.com at 'The Beckett Bowl' charity event at Jillian's, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said there was no one incident that led to the dismissal of pitching coach Bob McClure Monday.
"Not at all," Valentine said. "Bob's one of the greatest guys I've been around. I thought everything was trending in the right direction. There's just probably not enough season to let it get to where it needs to be."
When asked if the decision was made suddenly, Valentine said, "I think it's been around for a long time."
McClure was hired by Valentine and the Red Sox upper management in the offseason after interviewing pitching coach candidates Neil Allen and Brad Arnsberg.
The 60-year-old told WEEI.com a month ago that while his relationship with the manager had improved, there had been problems with Valentine earlier in the season.
"Was there anything as far as us not seeing eye to eye? Oh yeah,...
FOXBORO -- With over 25 players not playing, the Patriots got a long look at second and third team players battling for roster spots during a 27-17 preseason loss to the Eagles at Gillette Stadium Monday night. Steve Gostkowski was one of the stars of the game for New England, converting all three field goal attempts, including a 55-yarder in the third quarter. Tom Brady was one of several starters that did not play, joining Rob Gronkowski, Jerod Mayo, Vince Wilfork, Aaron Hernandez, Wes Welker, Jabar Gaffney, Brandon Lloyd and Logan Mankins.
Brady did not dress and was not seen inside Gillette all night. Ryan Mallett started the game and the second half while Brian Hoyer got significant playing time in the second and fourth quarters. Starting strong safety Patrick Chung made a tackle on LeSean McCoy late in the first quarter and left with a shoulder injury and did not return. The injury is not believed to be serious.
The Patriots jumped out...
Patriots DB Duron Harmon joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian, and he discussed the team needing to come together after losing Gronk, and the turnovers in the Jets game can propel them to create more turnovers.
We check in with former Patriot Heath Evans, now with the NFL Network, for his complete analysis on the win over the Jets in NY.
Dale and Michael talk with Patrick Chung after a win over the Jets on Sunday.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about what the Celtics will need to do in order to be considered one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference along with the Cavs.
WEEI's Mike Petraglia talks with Josue Pavon about how the Celtics are looking better with Al Horford back on the court and the overall toughness of this team.
Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen preview the Celtics season. Will Jaylen Brown be an impact rookie and prove he was the right pick at #3? Will the Celtics win the Atlantic Division? Is the season a failure if the Celtics don't advance past the first round of the playoffs?
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase talk with Curt Schilling to get his reaction to Dan Shaughnessy and Jon Heyman's comments about not voting for Curt for the Hall of Fame again based on some of Schilling's comments on social media.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are taking some calls and reaction to their interview with Curt Schilling in regards to Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame voting. We also hear about Rob's upcoming working vacation to the Dominican Republic for the David Ortiz Charity Golf Classic.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are talking about Dan Shaughnessy's column about how he would no longer vote for Curt Schilling for the Hall of Fame. They then talk with Curt Schilling getting his thoughts on the whole situation and whether he would rather make the HoF or the Senate.
Hour two of Saturday Skate after a Bruins 2-1 over Buffalo, with Ken Laird and Rear Admiral debating the status of Krejci, Chara, Krug and Bergeron.
The first hour of Saturday Skate starts up against the third period of Bruins - Sabres, so Ken Laird and Rear Admiral give some Red Sox hot stove and Rob Gronkowski thoughts before moving into Bruins - Sabres game reaction
Ken Laird and Ty Anderson chat Bruins after a 2-1 win in Florida improved the team's record to 5-4.
Damien Woody joined K&C and shared a story regarding a conversation he had with Bill Belichick in the training room in Foxboro.
In the 9 am hour Gerry and Kirk mocked the Belichick press conference and took a call from Jim the Wrestling Goon who is not a fan of Amani Toomer.
In the 8 am hour Gerry and Kirk talked about a brutal answer by Dan Shaughnessy regarding Bill Conlin'sn spot in the Hall of Fame.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian are less than surprised that Bill Belichick won't comment further about Gronk than the released statement. Speaking of statements, how weird is it that the Gronkowski family is releasing joint statements with the Patriots?
Orthopedic surgeon to the pros, Dr. Thomas Gill of Steward Health Care joins Glenn, Lou, and Christian in the wake of Gronk's back injury. He talks about different types of disc injuries, and one type of fusion which could potentially prevent Gronk from playing football. He also commented on the unique situation of a joint statement between the Patriots and the Gronkowskis, and clarified his role in Gronk's arm surgeries.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian wonder how the man who shot former NFL RB Joe McKnight can be free of charges and walking around the streets of New Orleans.
Dale and Michael check in with the playmaker Michael Irvin on a Friday.
We open it up in the final portions of hours 3 and 4 on a Friday.
Hour two in it's entirety.
Kirk Minihane, WEEI Podcast King, talks to the Podcast Godfather Adam Carolla about his new documentary about Le Mans, the backlash from the Election, and his time with Donald Trump on the Apprentice. The audio quality isn't great but the conversation is.
Kirk Minihane is a non-believer, Larry Johnson is a preacher, when Larry found Kirk doesn't believe in God he challenged Kirk to allow him on to the podcast to talk about religion and faith. Kirk and Larry have a tremendous conversation about God and Larry tries to convert Kirk into a believer.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Barstool Sports contributor and podcast host John Feitelberg. Kirk and Feitelberg talk about the rise of barstool, the sale of the website, what it is like to work for Dave Portnoy, and their live podcast shows at the Wilbur Theater.
Ben, Alex, and Russ talk about how Toronto winning the MLS cup will be best for the league, the FIFA Player of the Year award, and the tragedy in Brazil.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis finish out the week recapping the Friday edition of Kirk and Callahan, with critiques of Dale & Holley's Keefe announcement and more.
Kirk & Callahan producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis are back together after a few days apart to dish about all things K&C show, this after a Thursday Reim-Job.
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The worst kept secret in the city is now official - welcome aboard Rich Keefe.More from this show
In the 8 am hour Gerry and Kirk talked about a brutal answer by Dan Shaughnessy regarding Bill Conlin'sn spot in the Hall of Fame.More from this show