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Celtics to hire former Red Claws staffer as assistant coach

Nick Friar
June 24, 2019 - 8:15 am

Joe Mazzulla spent a year as an assistant on the Maine Red Claws coaching staff in the G League before heading off to Fairmont State University in West Virginia to be a head coach. In his two years at the helm, Fairmont State went 43-17.

Apparently, that was enough for the Celtics, because they’re bringing the former West Virginia guard back to the organization, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Though, the C’s aren’t sending the Johnston, Rhode Island native to the G League. This time, Mazzulla will have a spot on the bench near Brad Stevens and company as an assistant coach for Boston.