The Boston Celtics have officially removed the interim tag from Head Coach Joe Mazzulla making the move official. This move officially replaces now-former Head Coach Ime Udoka who was suspended for one year by the team in the offseason for inappropriate workplace conduct. The Boston Celtics also announced an extension for Mazzulla when naming him the full-time Head Coach for the franchise. Mazzulla, who is just 34, has quickly moved up the coaching ranks in basketball in the past ten years of his career. Now he is the Head Coach for one of the most historic franchises in the NBA.
The Celtics announced Joe Mazzulla as the team’s head coach and have agreed on a contract extension. pic.twitter.com/BnGu4wzp4V
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Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations Brad Stevens said the following in a statement when announcing the move: “As he has shown, Joe is a very talented coach and leader. He has a unique ability to galvanize a room around a mission. We are thankful for the work he has done to help get us to this point, and excited that he has agreed to lead us into the future.”
This season as the interim Head Coach of the Boston Celtics, Joe Mazzulla has led the team to an overall record of 42-17 and the number one overall seed in the Eastern Conference Standings. Winning an NBA Championship this season and building a continuous contender is the goal for the franchise and they feel that Mazzulla can handle that goal as the Head Coach.