The Boston Celtics had one heck of an offseason and not in a good way.
During the last few months, the team lost in the Finals to the Golden State Warriors, experienced the passing of an NBA legend, said goodbye to a new signing because of a season-long injury, had to make peace with another player being gone for months, and suffered a huge controversy because of their head coach.
All in all, it wasn’t a great summer!
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Now the new season is starting and the Celtics are off and running.
They got things going the right way on Tuesday night, beating the Philadelphia 76ers in a fun, scrappy opening night game.
At the helm of the team was new head coach Joe Mazzulla.
Mazzulla wasn’t expecting this job but he is taking it in stride – and setting records as he does.
He is just 34 years old, which means he is currently the youngest head coach in the league.
He might be young but Mazzulla seems to know what he is doing.
On opening night, Mazzulla appeared stoic, focused, quiet, and ready to lead his team.
This is the sort of calm and steady demeanor that the squad needs.
Under his leadership, Boston was able to showcase its skills and some lights-out shooting again and again.
All in all, fans saw a Celtics team that looked a lot like the one that did so well last year and that is very good news.
It was only one game and a lot can change throughout the season but fans of the Celtics are feeling pretty confident that Mazzulla has every right to be in the driver’s seat.