Joe Mazzulla should continue his work as head coach of the Boston Celtics.
After a 3-0 loss to the Miami Heat in the Conference Finals, the coach seemed one step away from being fired. The subsequent comeback, albeit not crowned with access to the Finals, however, would have convinced Celtics management to reevaluate its positions, according to The Athletic.
Boston therefore should move forward with Mazzulla, honoring the remaining three years of his contract for a total of 14 million of dollars, fully guaranteed. The coach should also be given the opportunity to contribute changes to his staff. This in fact had not been possible last year, as Mazzulla had quickly taken over from Ime Udoka after the sex scandal that engulfed him.
The Celtics, therefore, are choosing the line of continuity as far as technical leadership is concerned. It remains to be seen what will happen on the market Since both team stars, Jaylen Brown e Jayson Tatum, will expire at the end of next season. The goal is to renew them before the start of the regular season so as not to risk losing them as free agents twelve months from now, but at least one of them will have to give up something financially to allow the franchise to build a competitive roster in the coming years as well.