Morgantown, West Virginia – Former West Virginia Mountaineers point guard Joe Mazzulla is likely going to be the next head coach of the Boston Celtics.
Mazzulla, who has been an assistant coach for the Celtics since 2019, is expected to take over as the interim head coach for current head coach Ime Udoka, who is facing disciplinary action for a violation of the organization’s guidelines.
Udoka is expected to face a significant suspension for his role in a consensual intimate relationship with a woman who is a member of the team’s staff. The suspension is expected to last for the entire 2022-2023 season.
Mazzulla is the top assistant on the team and according to ESPN, would likely be in “serious consideration for the interim head coaching role.”
Mazzulla, 33, played for both John Beilein and Bob Huggins at West Virginia, advancing to the NCAA Tournament all four years. He was also named to the Big East Academic All-Star Team three times during his career.
Mazzulla has also been considered a potential replacement for Bob Huggins at WVU when he decides to retire, but he has said that he would prefer to remain coaching in the NBA.
WVU alum and Celtics assistant Joe Mazzulla likely to serve in an extended interim head coaching role, possibly for the entire 2022-23 season, per reporting by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. https://t.co/mUQZALZoQU
— Tom Hunter (@tphunter) September 22, 2022