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Al Skinner To Celtics Bench? No Talks ... Yet

Al Skinner, the former Boston College Eagles head coach who was fired after 13 seasons in Chestnut Hill, has been mentioned as a possible candidate to fill the Celtics assistant coaching vacancy left by Tom Thibodeau.

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When Skinner was asked about a report that claimed he and the Celtics held preliminary discussions, the former BC coach said he hasn't talked to the C's about the position:

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"I haven't talked to them," Skinner said. "I wouldn't mind talking to them. But I haven't talked to them."

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Even though he was fired by BC in the offseason, Skinner is an interesting candidate to fill the spot left on Doc Rivers' bench. Before amassing 385 wins at the college level, Skinner played six seasons in the ABA and the NBA with the Nets, Pistons and 76ers. While Skinner's most recent teams struggled on the defensive side of the ball, he was always a good X's and O's guy with the Eagles.