Joe Mazzulla Rumors
The Celtics know Mazzulla will have to deal with a learning curve — don’t be surprised if they add a former head coach or veteran assistant to his staff — and they know Udoka’s success in establishing a culture of accountability and selflessness helped them turn around their season last year and reach the Finals.
Tatum wasn’t the only one who felt this way. Mazzula interviewed for the Jazz’s head coach vacancy this summer. Utah, led by former Celtics GM Danny Ainge, instead hired Hardy — but then tried hiring Mazzulla as his lead assistant, according to sources familiar with the situation. The Celtics had already planned on elevating Mazzulla to Hardy’s role, but, in the wake of Utah’s pursuit, also handed him a raise.
Bobby Manning: Joe Mazzulla: 34-years-old Celtics asst. since ’19 Division II Fairmont State head coach 2017-19 2016-17 Red Claws assistant One of the youngest #NBA head coaches of all time is taking over a team with title aspirations and will need to a be a voice through this difficult time