Get to know Joe Mazzulla: Bio, coaching history and extra initially appeared on NBC Sports Boston
Joe Mazzulla would be the man in control of main the Boston Celtics instead of Ime Udoka through the 2022-23 NBA season.
With Udoka serving a season-long suspension, Celtics president of basketball operations Brad Stevens confirmed Mazzulla will take over within the interim. Mazzulla has served as an assistant coach for Boston since Stevens was head coach in 2019. Stevens made it clear he “believes strongly” in Mazzulla’s means to guide the group going ahead.
So, who’s Mazzulla? Here’s every part it’s good to know about the Celtics’ interim head coach.
Joe Mazzulla’s bio
Joe Mazzulla’s enjoying profession
Mazzulla was a backup guard for the University of West Virginia from 2006 to 2011. After redshirting his 2008-09 season, he turned a junior captain for the 2009-10 marketing campaign and helped the Mountaineers attain the Final Four. He averaged 7.7 factors, 3.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists per sport as a senior in 2010-11.
Joe Mazzulla’s coaching profession
Mazzulla joined Glenville State as an assistant coach after going undrafted in 2011. He spent two seasons on the Division II faculty earlier than taking an assistant job with Division II Fairmont State in 2013.
In 2016, Mazzulla turned an assistant coach for Boston’s G-League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws. The following season, he returned to Fairmont State to develop into its head coach. He led the Fighting Falcons to a 43-17 general document over two seasons from 2017 to 2019.
The Celtics employed Mazzulla as an assistant coach in 2019. He spent two seasons on then-head coach Brad Stevens’ employees earlier than Stevens changed Danny Ainge as president of basketball operations in 2021.
Mazzulla was the one Celtics assistant coach who remained on employees when Ime Udoka changed Stevens as head coach in 2021.
Joe Mazzulla’s household
Mazzulla’s father, Dan Mazzulla, was a basketball coach who performed school basketball at Bryant and professionally in Chile. Dan Mazzulla was inducted into the Bryant Hall of Fame in 2007. He died of most cancers in April 2020.
Joe Mazzulla’s youthful brother Justin performed school basketball at George Washington earlier than transferring to Vermont. In June 2022, he joined the Rhode Island basketball employees as a graduate assistant.