A candidate for the position of interim coach of the Boston Celtics during the suspension of Ime Udoka has been revealed.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski released an explosive report on Wednesday night. He said Udoka was facing a suspension for violating Celtics organizational guidelines.
Woj later appeared on “SportsCenter” to discuss the matter and hinted that Udoka would likely be suspended to start the season. Woj noted that the Celtics lost top assistant coach Will Hardy to the Utah Jazz. He also said that current Celtics assistant Joe Mazzulla could be next whenever Udoka is out.
“Joe Mazzulla has come on the bench for the Celtics…certainly think that’s a name that could be a possibility to basically become Ime’s replacement while he’s suspended,” he added. Woj said.
Mazzulla’s name should be familiar to those who follow college basketball. The 34-year-old played college ball in West Virginia. He was part of their team that upset Duke in 2008 and made the Final Four in 2010.
Mazzulla was hired by the Celtics in 2019. Udoka was hired by Boston last year and led them to the NBA Finals in his first season.