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5 Reasons Why Joe Mazzulla Will Replace Ime Udoka, Wife & Net Worth 2022

By Sriyukta Pradhananga | September 22, 2022 05:08 PM

Joe Mazulla gives instructions to his players in a 2021 game ( Source : Celticswire )

Joe Mazzulla has a net worth of $500,000 and lives a comfortable life with his wife, Camai.

Joe Mazulla, the assistant coach of the Boston Celtics, has been tipped to replace the current head coach Ime Udoka if he gets suspended for the season.

On September 22, the news of Ime Udoka being in an intimate relationship with the Boston Celtic staff member Kathlyn Nimmo-Lynch was revealed.

The news sent massive shockwaves in the NBA community as the two beached the organization's disciplinary conduct. 

Imo is likely to be suspended for the entirety of the 2022-2023 season, and the assistant coach Joe might have to fulfill the duties of a head coach for the Celtics.

Mazulla was promoted to lead assistant in the offseason last year and was the replacement for Will Hardy.

The assistant coach is said to have the backing of those within the organization to take on the massive role and has been previously praised by the Celtics player for his impact on the team.

Joe Mazulla Quick Facts

Full NameJoseph Mazzulla
Age34
Date of BirthJune 30, 1988
Net Worth$500,000
Spouse's NameCamai Mazulla
Children2

5 Reasons Why Joe Mazzulla Will Replace Ime Udoka

The news has already broken out that Joe Mazulla has the confidence of those in Boston Celtics to replace the head coach Ime Udoaka. And we won't' certainly debate them as the man does have it in him to lead the 17 times NBA champions.

So here are the five strong reasons why we think Joe Mazulla will replace Ime Udoka.

Boston Celtics assistant coach Joe Mazzulla during a 2021 NBA Summer League game.
Boston Celtics assistant coach Joe Mazzulla during a 2021 NBA Summer League game. ( Source : masslive )

1. Joe Mazulla Has The Backing Of The Players

The assistant coach Joe Mazulla has the backing of his players. The man is loved by his Boston Celtic stars, and they consider him to be one of the reasons for their great NBA run to the finals last season.

Jayson Tatum, the star player of the Boston Celtics, has previously sung the praises for the assistant coach.

Head coach Joe Mazzulla of the Boston Celtics talks to Carsen Edwards #4 during a game against the Denver Nuggets during the 2021 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on August 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Head coach Joe Mazzulla of the Boston Celtics talks to Carsen Edwards #4 during a game against the Denver Nuggets during the 2021 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on August 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada ( Source : bostonglobe )

Jayson said in an interview, "I love Joe. I think just being around him, and you could tell how passionate he is about the guys and his craft.

He's gotten so much more knowledgeable, more detailed, just vocal. He is more comfortable in his role as a coach. You've seen growth from his first year, said Jayson.

Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics points against the Miami Heat during the third quarter in Game Seven of the 2022 NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals at FTX Arena on May 29, 2022 in Miami,
Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics points against the Miami Heat during the third quarter in Game Seven of the 2022 NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals at FTX Arena on May 29, 2022 in Miami, ( Source : gettyimages )

The forward said that Joe has helped him tremendously as a player and person. He further added that he couldn't say enough good things about him.

This is massive for Joe in his bid to become the next head coach of the Boston Celtics. Having the players by your side is massive for any coach; ask Jose Mourinho about that. The man knows one or two things about this topic from his stint at Manchester United.

2. Joe Mazulla Has The Experience To Back It

Joe Mazulla gives instructions to his side in against Orlando Magic at Cox Pavilion on Aug 12, 2021
Joe Mazulla gives instructions to his side in against Orlando Magic at Cox Pavilion on Aug 12, 2021 ( Source : celticswire )

Joe Mazulla previously coached Glenville State before he became assistant to the Maine Red Claws as an assistant in 2016.

In 2011 Joe joined the Glenville State basketball program in West Virginia before taking the Fairmont State job as an assistant coach in 2013.

He left the college scenes and served as an assistant coach to Maine Celtics for the 16-17 season. Mazulla's side was impressive and recorded a 70% winning rate in his two years there.

Mazulla became the assistant coach to then head coach of Celtics Brad Stevens and has become a massive figure in Boston. Now he may have to shoulder the massive responsibility of becoming the head coach of the team that was said to be one of the favorites of this year's NBA trophy.

3. Joe Mazulla Has The Personality To Lead A Massive Side

Boston Celtics head coach Joe Mazzulla speaks with players Aaron Nesmith and Juhann Begarin (29) during the first half of an NBA Summer League basketball game against the Denver Nuggets at the Thomas & Mack Center on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, in Las Vegas.
Boston Celtics head coach Joe Mazzulla speaks with players Aaron Nesmith and Juhann Begarin (29) during the first half of an NBA Summer League basketball game against the Denver Nuggets at the Thomas & Mack Center on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, in Las Vegas. ( Source : reviewjournal )

Udoka had given details about Joe's personality during the Miami series. The assistant coach was praised for his impressive scouting by his head coach.

Udoka said in an interview that Joe had an enthusiastic personality which is quite infectious. Udoka said, "The guys know him; he's been here for some years and is a great, young, up-and-coming coach.

"But he's been huge for this preparation, just as the others have for the other series. But it's very noticeable because, as I said, he's a very energetic, outgoing guy," said the head coach Udoka.

4. Joe Mazulla As A Former Player Gives Him The Boost

 Joe Mazzulla of the Boston Celtics participates during 2022 NBA Finals Practice and Media Availability on June 9, 2022 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts
Joe Mazzulla of the Boston Celtics participates during 2022 NBA Finals Practice and Media Availability on June 9, 2022 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts ( Source : gettyimages )

It's one point being a coach, but knowing the game inside and out, you require to play the sport as well. Joe Mazulla is a native of Johnston, Rhode Island, and previously played in Warwick for a Bishop Hendricken High School team and won three states titles in four years.

Mazulla also played at the college level at West Virginia and served as the team captain for the West Virginia side in their 2010 Four runs.

He might have gone undrafted in NBA but had massive impacts on the sides he played for in the past.

5. The Higher-Ups Have Already Shown Their Approval For Joe Mazulla As The Head Coach

Joe is set to be appointed as the new head coach of Boston Celtics after the suspension of Ime Udako
Joe is set to be appointed as the new head coach of Boston Celtics after the suspension of Ime Udako ( Source : nbcsports )

The higher-ups at Celtic are ready to begin their 2022 season with Joe Mazulla as their head coach.

Mazulla had impressed everyone during his interview for Jazz in June before Utah hired Celtics assistant Will Hardy for the position.

Udoka said in an interview that when he talked to everybody in the organization, they had nothing but only praises to sing about Mazulla. He got glowing reviews, as said by the Boston head coach.

Udoka said in June that Mazulla was a guy that everybody trusted, and all the young guys who Mazulla coached had a great relationship with him. 

Joe Mazulla's Wife - Meet Camai Mazualla

Joe Mazulla is married to his wife, Camai Mazulla. The couple has two children, both boys-Michael Harden and Emmanuel Joseph Daniel Mazzulla.

Camai is a former athlete, and the two met when Joe came to West Virginia to attend college. They tied the knot on August 10, 2014, and continued to live in Fairmont before Joe decided to move on to Boston in 2019.

 Joe Mazzulla (top right) and his family make their way up Adams Street. Pictured are Michael (from left), Joe, Camai and Emmanuel
Joe Mazzulla (top right) and his family make their way up Adams Street. Pictured are Michael (from left), Joe, Camai and Emmanuel ( Source : en )

The pair have been each other's biggest supporters. Camai has supported her husband's career thoroughly and has even written in her Twitter bio, "a coach's wife."

Camai is certainly happy about her husband's appointment as the Celtic's head coach, as her college sweetheart has made many sacrifices to reach the position he is in today.

Joe Mazulla's Net Worth & Salary Contract 2022

Joe Mazulla has a net worth of $500,000. According to the outlet Glassdoor, he earns a salary of $52,216 as an assistant coach in NBA.

This is nothing compared to the massive $11.5 million net worth his boss, Ime Udoka, has, according to the outlet Celebrity Net Worth.

The salary paid to assistant coaches is measly compared to the ones given to the head coaches.

According to Yahoo Sports, the San Antonio Spurs head coach, Gregg Popovich, takes home $11.5 million and is followed by Steve Kerr with 9.5 million dollars.

Joe Mazulla Parents And Family

Joe Mazulla was born to parents Dan Mazulla and his mother in 1988. Dan was a basketball coach who played Division II basketball at Bryant College and professionally for five years in Chile.

Joe's mother was always supportive of his career. The former player's first memory with a basketball in his hand was at the age of 3.

Dan Mazulla, till 2010 still coached high school basketball, soccer, and track stars. His father worked as the director of parks and recreation for the town of Johnston, R.I.

Dan Mazulla would force his son to go to the gym every day and believed their relationship to be that of a business type rather than a father-son relationship.

Some FAQs

Who is Joe Mazulla's wife?

Joe Mazulla is married to his wife Camai Mazulla

What is Joe Mazulla's net worth?

Joe Mazulla has a net worth of $500,000

Who are Joe Mazulla's children?

Michael Harden and Emmanuel Joseph Daniel Mazzulla are Joe Mazulla's children.

Who are Joe Mazulla's parents?

Joe Mazulla has Dan Mazulla as his father who was previously a basketball coach.

Who will be appointed as Boston Celtic's coach?

Joe Mazulla is set to be appointed as Boston Celtic's coach.




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