Joe Mazzulla installed as permanent head coach of the Boston Celtics

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.

β€œJoe 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.

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.

More Sports

As emotional week winds down, Stephens recalls fond memories, expresses excitement for new challenge
It was anything but an easy goodbye to Glenville State for Kim Stephens, who is now taking on a new challenge at Marshall.
March 31, 2023 - 4:21 pm
Jose Perez will remain at WVU for 2023-2024 season
Perez has one season of eligibility remaining after transferring in from Manhattan in November.
March 31, 2023 - 2:31 pm
Overlooked out of high school, Tyson Bagent now center of attention as NFL Draft nears
The NFL Draft will be held April 27-29 and the Martinsburg High School graduate has garnered heavy interest throughout the league.
March 31, 2023 - 1:22 pm
Semore excited stepping into new role as Herd defensive coordinator
Jason Semore will look for Marshall to maintain many of the characteristics that have made it successful defensively of late.
March 31, 2023 - 12:59 pm