Joe Mazzulla earns Coach of the Month for October/November in first full month of teaching

There was a time when the Boston Celtics have been 4-3 and lots of have been questioning how this was all going to look in wake of the information that Ime Udoka can be suspended for the yr after taking the workforce to the Finals.

The Celtics are 14-1 since then, and Joe Mazzulla is being rewarded for his efforts in constructing the “Sand Citadel Celtics” with a Coach of the Month nod for October/November 2022.

It’s exhausting to think about a greater begin for the Celtics contemplating the entire last-minute noise within the offseason. What was imagined to be a targeted begin to attempt to return to the Finals led to a media circus. Fortunately, Joe Mazzulla has stepped proper in admirably, and it seems like he’s been doing this job for 2-3 years as a substitute of 2-3 months.

Mazzulla is the architect of the No. 1 offense in NBA historical past when it comes to factors per possession, and he’s unlocked deep bench expertise in gamers like Luke Kornet and Sam Hauser – two useful members of the rotation. The Celtics have been far and away the perfect workforce within the league all with out their beginning heart, Rob Williams, who’s set to return a while this month. Boston has beat all method of opponent. They don’t let their guard down in opposition to lesser groups, and so they rise up and play very well in opposition to elite competitors. They’ve 4 losses to 2 groups – the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Chicago Bulls.

Principally at this level within the season, in case you’re not within the Central Division, you don’t have an opportunity at beating Boston (please don’t come again to dunk on me in the event that they lose to a non-Central Division opponent anytime quickly).

Mazzulla incomes Coach of the Month this early with an 18-4 document means that he’s acquired an inside monitor to profitable (interim) Coach of the 12 months when the season is up. If the Celtics preserve the tempo, he’ll definitely have deserved it after reaching that stage of success with one week of pre-season preparation and the entire noise, drama and narratives surrounding this workforce. It’ll be attention-grabbing to see how that might affect what occurs with Udoka on the finish of the season.

The Celtics will tackle the Miami Warmth for a rematch tomorrow evening in Boston at 7:30 p.m. ET as Mazzulla appears to assist the Celtics be the primary workforce to succeed in 19 wins this yr.