Celtics Reportedly Hire Fairmont State’s Joe Mazzulla As Assistant Coach

The Boston Celtics lost a key member of their coaching staff when assistant Micah Shrewsberry left the team to join the Purdue Boilermakers. Well, it appears Brad Stevens has found a replacement.

Fairmont State head coach Joe Mazzulla will join the Celtics as an assistant coach, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Mazzulla was an assistant coach for Boston’s G League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws, before leaving for Fairmont State. Wojnarowski says that Mazzulla made a “strong impression” on the G League staff before his departure.

Prior to becoming a Red Claws assistant in October 2016, Mazzulla was an assistant coach at Fairmont State for three seasons.

Mazzulla, born in Johnston, R.I., had a successful playing career at West Virginia under John Beilein.

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