For now, the Boston Celtics are overcoming the anxiety with which they gave rise to the current season. Those from Massachusetts are already leaders in the East, signing the best attack in the league. Despite the fact that the game played by the team introduces notable changes compared to last year, its competitiveness has not suffered one iota. Which speaks wonders of Joe Mazzulla, who, although he arrived suddenly, is perfectly solving the ballot of leading the group in the absence of the suspended Udoka. This has made the Celtics more or less clear that Mazzulla will continue to be their head coach when the current season ends, as Adrian Wojnarowski has learned.
That the franchise has no intention of returning Ime Udoka to the bench is an open secret. As much as the players are surprised by it. There is nothing more to see the simplicity with which they were going to let him go to Brooklyn before the Nets backed down due to external pressures. For reasons unknown, and as long as Udoka doesn’t step down on his own accord or some other team tries to sign him, the Celtics plan to keep Mazzulla as interim. But this would only be on paper, because for them he is already their coach with all the letters. Only when the current season ends will Boston take the step of naming him as such, with what this means for Udoka’s future in the organization.
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