By Luke Wiggs, Panhandle News Network Sports


Sources indicate that former WVU Basketball standout Joe Mazzulla will be named interim coach of the Boston Celtics.


This comes minutes after it was confirmed current Celtics head coach Ime Udoka would most likely face a year-long suspension for off-the-court issues.


The Rhode Island native, Mazzulla was a part of the 2007 NIT winning team at WVU as a freshman, and a captain on the 2010 final four team, scoring over 700 career points for WVU.


Mazzulla spent time coaching in the Mountain East conference in West Virginia noth at Glenville and Fairmont State. He was eventually named head coach of Fairmont State after the departure of the current coach and former WVU assistant Jared Calhoun. Mazzulla won 20 games in both seasons leading the Falcons.

Mazzulla then left to take a job with the Celtics in 2019. He was recently praised by Udoka and members of the Celtic staff.


Mazzulla becomes the first former WVU player to coach an NBA team since Rod Thorn coached the Chicago Bulls in the 1981-82 season