Joe Mazzulla might not be the only Boston Celtics assistant to get a promotion.
According to NBA insider Jeff Goodram, Celtics’ assistant coach Damon Stoudamire has become a frontrunner to become the next Georgia Tech men’s basketball coach.
Boston Celtics assistant Damon Stoudamire has emerged as a string candidate at Georgia Tech, source told @Stadium.
Stoudamire has Atlanta ties, did a good job at the head coach at Pacific and has also been an assistant at Memphis and Arizona.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) March 13, 2023
This comes shortly after the Yellow Jackets sacked coach Josh Pastner on Friday.
The Yellow Jackets made this decision after a heartbreaking loss at the ACC Tournament and a 15-18 season.
He left the program with a sub.500 record, including three losing seasons.
They went 21-16 in 2017, but couldn’t build on that promising campaign, finishing back-to-back seasons with a losing record.
They had a postseason ban in 2020 and took a major step forward in 2021, making it to the Big Dance with a win at the NCAA Tournament.
Then, they had two more losing seasons, which made it unjustifiable to keep coach Pastner around.
Notably, Stoudamire has been with the Celtics for the past couple of seasons.
Besides his NBA pedigree as a former player, the 49-year-old also has experience as a college basketball coach at Pacific, although he failed to lead them to the playoffs in five seasons.
He also had tenures as an assistant coach with Arizona and Memphis, and he’s got ties with the city of Atlanta.
He’s also been an assistant coach with the Memphis Grizzlies and was a director of player development at Rice.
A former seventh-overall pick out of Arizona, Stoudamire had quite a solid 14-year career in the NBA, playing guard for the Toronto Raptors, Portland Trail Blazers, Memphis Grizzlies, and San Antonio Spurs.NEXT: Al Horford Comments On Getting Back On Track