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WVU Basketball Alum Joe Mazzulla to Interview for Utah Jazz Head Coaching Position



Former West Virginia guard Joe Mazzulla will interview for the Utah Jazz’s head coaching position, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Mazzulla is currently coaching with the Boston Celtics in the NBA finals as an assistant.

Mazzulla will be interviewed along with Johnnie Bryant (Knicks), Will Hardy (Celtics), Charles Lee (Bucks), Alex Jensen (Jazz) and Terry Stotts (Jazz).

Mazzulla has served as a coaching assistant for the Celtics since 2019, coaching under Brad Stevens and Ime Udoka. The Rhode Island native played at West Virginia from 2006-10.

During his WVU days, Mazzulla was most known for his 17-point performance in the 2010 Elite Eight against Kentucky. Mazzulla stepped in for an injured Truck Bryant, helping the Mountaineers reach their first Final Four since 1959. Mazzulla played 145 career games at West Virginia.

Mazzulla began pursing a coaching career following his graduation from West Virginia. Following coaching stints at Glenville State and Fairmont State, the former Mountaineer was hired as an assistant of the Maine Red Claws, Boston’s G-League team. Mazzulla went back to Fairmont State in 2017 to serve as the head coach of the Fighting Falcons.

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