MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Joe Mazzulla’s time as the interim head coach of the Boston Celtics was brief. On Thursday, the interim tag was removed from Mazzulla’s title, making him the 19th head coach in franchise history.
Joe Mazzulla is officially the 19th Head Coach in franchise history 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 pic.twitter.com/LMcTLS1u0m
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) February 16, 2023
“Joe is a really good coach and ultimately, he’s an outstanding leader. He’s done a great job right from the get-go of galvanizing the locker room around a mission … We’re really excited about him leading us now and leading us into the future,” said Celtics Director of Basketball Operations Brad Stevens.
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Joe Mazzulla joins WVU alums Fred Schaus, Jerry West and Rod Thorn as full-time @NBA head coaches.#HailWV pic.twitter.com/mcHKTxttTz
— WVU Men’s Basketball (@WVUhoops) February 16, 2023
Mazzulla has led the Celtics to the best record in the NBA [42-17] heading into the All-Star break. He will serve as a coach in the All-Star Game in Salt Lake City on Sunday evening.
The former WVU point guard and Fairmont State head coach was named the NBA Eastern Conference Coach of the Month in November, leading the Celtics to an 18-4 start. Mazzulla is a native of Johnston, Rhode Island and the 34-year-old is the NBA’s youngest head coach.