10 Interesting Facts About Joe Mazzulla (Boston Celtics Head Coach): Net Worth, Salary, Wife, Kids, Parents, Bio, Wiki

Following Ime Udoka’s suspension (now officially being fired) for violating team policies, Boston Celtics has named Joe Mazzulla as the head coach.

American professional basketball coach and Former West Virginia University baller, Joe Mazzulla is now the head coach for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Brad Stevens removed the interim tag from coach Joe Mazzulla and give him the job on a permanent basis. Mazzulla led Boston to the NBA’s best record, 42-17, entering the All-Star break.

The announcement of his new position (on Thursday 16, February 2023) marked the continuation of a rapid ascent up the coaching ladder for Mazzulla, who was an assistant at Division II Fairmont State in West Virginia 10 years ago, before joining Boston’s G League affiliate as an assistant in 2016.

He then returned to Fairmont as its head coach for two years before joining Stevens’ staff as an assistant in 2019 and remaining as an assistant when Udoka took over when Stevens moved up to the team president role in 2021.

Along the way, he’s repeatedly earned Stevens’ respect for the way he’s approached his work.

Following his new height as a head coach, many are curious and want to know more about his personal, professional, and financial life. Hence, TheVibely has gathered 10 fun facts about him.

Profile Summary

Celebrated Name:Joe Mazzulla
Net Worth:$5 million
Real Name:Joesph Mazzulla
In LimelightAppointed as Boston Celtics Head-coach.
Profession:Basketball Coach
Birth Date:June 30, 1988
Birth Place:Johnston, Rhode Island, America
Lives in:Boston
Parents:Dan Mazzulla (father)
Latresa Mazzulla (mother)
Wife:Camia Mazzulla
Children:Michael (stepson)
Emmanuel (son)

Who is Joe Mazzulla?

Joe Mazzulla is the son of a professional basketball hall of fame, Dan Mazzulla. Joe currently serves as the head coach of the Boston Celtics, in charge of leading the team in place of Ime Udoka during the 2022-23 NBA season.

With Udoka serving a season-long suspension, Celtics president of basketball operations Brad Stevens confirmed Mazzulla will take over in the interim. Mazzulla has served as an assistant coach for Boston since Stevens was head coach in 2019. Stevens made it clear he “believes strongly” in Mazzulla’s ability to lead the team going forward.

Mazzulla worked hard to push the Boston team to the best record in the league (42-17). In addition, he formed trusting relationships with the players and might score their potential first championship since 2008. However, things weren’t always that easy for the longtime coach and his new team.

Dan Mazzulla

Who are Joe Mazzulla’s parents and does he have siblings?

He is the son of basketball coach Dan Mazzulla, who played college basketball at Bryant and professionally for five years in Chile. In 2007, Dan Mazzulla was inducted into the Bryant Hall of Fame. He died of cancer in April 2020 at age 61. 

At the moment, not much is known about Joe’s mother aside from the fact that she is named Latresa, unlike his father who was famous and set the path for his children.

Mazzulla has two other siblings (a sister and a brother) namely Justin, and Gianna. Joe’s younger brother, Justin, played basketball at George Washington University before transferring to the University of Vermont, where he was a graduate assistant at Rhode Island whereas his sister Gianna played under her father at Johnston.

Joe Mazzulla with his brother

What is Joe Mazzulla’s ethnicity?

On June 30, 1988, Joe Mazzulla (age 34 years) was born in Johnston, Rhode Island, to Dan Mazzulla. He is an American and currently lives in Boston. About his ethnicity, he has mixed races.

How tall is Joe Mazzulla and what is his zodiac sign?

NBA head coach, Joe Mazzulla stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) and weighs 200 pounds and 91 kilograms. About his zodiac sign, he is Cancer.

Where did Joe Mazzulla attend school?

Joe had his High School education at Bishop Hendricken in Warwick, Rhode Island where he made the all-state first team. He won three state titles at Bishop Hendricken, with his third as a senior on a last-second shot. He later attended College in West Virginia (2006–2011).

Who is Joe Mazzulla’s wife and does he have kids?

Joe Mazzulla is a father and a loving husband with all his family being devout Catholics. He and his wife have two children. Joe has a stepson named Michael and shares his youngest son, Emmanuel, with his wife whose name is Camai.

Joe doesn’t shy away from his family. In 2019 before Joe Mazzulla took a position as an assistant coach with the Boston Celtics in the NBA, he issued a heartfelt thank you to Fairmont in a passionate letter that opens “Dear West Virginia.”

In the letter, he talked about his family and how West Virginia always stuck with him. He also credits Fairmont specifically for loving, supporting, and caring for his family:

“My wife Camai, my stepson Michael and my youngest son Emmanuel are the most important people in my life. Thank you Camai for your love, support, and sacrifice. You are the true face of our family by how you keep us all together and give everything you have every day. We have stuck together through so many successes as well as adversity. Nothing sums up West Virginia, Fairmont in particular, better than this.”

“In 2016 I left for seven months to coach in the NBA Developmental League in Portland, Maine. I left my wife and two children behind while I did what we thought was best for our family. The people of Fairmont treated my family with so much respect, love, and care, and everywhere my wife turned she had nothing but support and love. It was amazing! Thank you West Virginia for welcoming me and sticking with me. Thank you, Fairmont for always loving, supporting, and caring for our family”.

What is Joe Mazzulla’s basketball career stats like?

Joe Mazzulla was a professional basketball player. He was the backup guard for the University of West Virginia from 2006 to 2011. After redshirting his 2008-09 season, he became a junior captain for the 2009-10 campaign and helped the Mountaineers reach the Final Four. He averaged 7.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game as a senior in 2010-11. In his career, he scored 700 points and dished out 340 assists.

What is Joe Mazzulla’s coaching career like?

Joe has an impressive coaching career even before joining Boston Celtics way back in 2011. He first rejected a gig at Nova Southeastern right after graduating college because he wanted to pursue professional opportunities.

On September 2011, he joined Glenville State as an assistant coach, Joe was later hired under Jerrod Calhoun in 2013 as assistant coach at Fairmont State until he was named as its head coach in 2017 after having served as assist. for Maine Red Claws of the NBA G League for a year.

At Fairmont State, he led the team to a 22–9 record and appearance in the 2019 NCAA Division II Tournament, where they lost in the first round to Mercyhurst, 63–60, in overtime – all in his second season. In all, he worked at Fairmont State for close to 6 years before he joined Boston Celtics.

Is Ime Udoka Still With The Celtics? Boston Names Joe Mazzulla As Permanent Head Coach
Boston, MA – February 15: From left to right, Boston Celtics SG Jaylen Brown, interim head coach Joe Mazzulla, owner Wyc Grousbeck, and SF Jayson Tatum pose for a photo before the game. The Celtics beat the Detroit Pistons, 127-109. (Photo by Erin Clark/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

The Boston Celtics named Joe Mazzulla their permanent head coach on Thursday, February 16, 2023.

As readers likely recall, the Boston team suspended the former head coach for having inappropriate relations with a team staffer. Moreover, the news quickly captured the pop culture world given his former relationship with Nia Long. Furthermore, the Celtics’ president of basketball operations Brad Stevens issued a statement addressing the team’s next chapter.

Joe Mazzulla had been the interim head coach since September after Boston suspended Udoka for the season for violating team policies. The Boston Celtics announced that Ime Udoka is no longer a franchise member and promoted interim Joe Mazzulla to head coach.

“As he has shown, Joe is a very talented coach and leader,” he remarked. “He has a unique ability to galvanize a room around a mission. We are thankful for the work he has done to help get us to this point, and excited that he has agreed to lead us into the future.”

Many Celtics players felt frustrated at poor transparency regarding Udoka’s removal since he almost won them a title last June. Marcus Smart told The Boston Globe, “Obviously, we wish he was here. We have no control over that. I guess it was deemed that whatever happened was enough for him not to be the coach here, but I guess not enough for him [not] to be a coach anywhere else, obviously.”

Meanwhile, Mazzulla spoke with professionalism and dedication about being in the middle of a rift between players and the organization. “I just have a job to do,” he expressed. “Just focus on that. The guys are bought in. They trust me for the position that I’m in. And I just can’t take that trust for granted. I’ve just got to do my job, whatever we’ve got to do to win. And it will figure itself out.”

What is Joe Mazzulla’s net worth?

Joseph Mazzulla has a current net worth of $5 million. He used to play and coach basketball. He gets paid a lot of money by the Boston Celtics. Per CelebsWeek, he makes a salary of $2 million.

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