Mountaineers in the Pros
Joe Mazzulla Named NBA Coach of the Year Finalist
Joe Mazzulla, former WVU guard, was named a finalist for the NBA Coach of the Year award. Mazzulla is in his first season as the Boston Celtics head coach.
Mazzulla is joined by Mike Brown of the Sacramento Kings and Mark Daigneault of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The 2022-23 finalists for NBA Coach of the Year: pic.twitter.com/VLcx9vwZZ0
— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) April 14, 2023
Mazzulla’s rookie season as head coach makes history, earning the second-highest win total for a first-year Celtics coach with 57 wins.
Mazzulla took over the reigns as head coach after Ime Udoka was suspended for the 2022-23 season. Mazzulla was eventually named full-time head coach in February after a good start. Mazzulla coached Team Giannis in the NBA All-Star Game as well.
Mazzulla will make his NBA coaching playoff debut this Saturday, facing the 7-seed of the play-in series.
Watch Mike Asti talk with a Celtics reporter on the impact Mazzulla has had on Boston below.