Joe Mazzulla is predicted to stay as head coach of the Boston Celtics long-term past the present season, however he’s unlikely to have the interim tag eliminated throughout Ime Udoka’s year-long suspension.
“The whole lot is aligned and in place for Joe Mazzulla to be the long-term coach for the Boston Celtics, aside from one factor: Ime Udoka is technically nonetheless the pinnacle coach of the Boston Celtics, on suspension,” stated Adrian Wojnarowski on ESPN. “For all intents and functions, he has coached his final sport in Boston. That is uncharted territory actually. Until Ime Udoka takes one other job this season elsewhere, it nonetheless could also be an interim label till the top of the 12 months.
“Mazzulla has dealt with this very nicely. He has a locker room of key gamers who have been very keen on Udoka and nonetheless very keen on him. [Mazzulla] has actually navigated that. He had his personal relationships. You might have seen him command the respect of this group, however how this group has carried out. Persevering with at a really excessive degree.
“There’s each indicated that interim standing will ultimately depart and he’ll be on a long-term deal because the Celtics’ coach, however it might not be till after the season.”