Morgantown, West Virginia – Former West Virginia Mountaineers point guard Joe Mazzulla is enjoying tremendous success as an assistant coach in the NBA. Since 2019, Mazzulla has been an assistant coach for the Boston Celtics, who are currently in the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors.
However, Mazzulla may soon become a head coach in the NBA!
Mazzulla, who was the head coach of the Fairmont State Falcons from 2017-2019, is scheduled to be interviewed for the Utah Jazz head coaching position, which has recently become vacant after former head coach Quin Snyder resigned from the position.
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.
ESPN Sources: The Jazz received permission to interview several assistant coaches for head job, including Johnnie Bryant (Knicks), Will Hardy (Celtics), Charles Lee (Bucks), and Joe Mazzulla (Celtics). Jazz assistant Alex Jensen and Terry Stotts will interview too.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 7, 2022