Celtics rumors: Celtics targeted Frank Vogel for a supporting role


Joe Mazzola, Boston Celtics

Joe Mazzola took on a temporary coaching role with the Boston Celtics, following Amy Odoka’s suspension, and it looks like Brad Stevens is trying to add some extra experience to the squad before the season begins.

According to a September 30 report by Mark Stein, via his Steinline newsletter, Post has an interest in former Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel — although they are pessimistic about their ability to persuade him to accept an assistant role on the Mazzola crew.

“Training sources say the Celts are also interested in two of the best former coaches available – Frank Vogel and Terry Stots – but are pessimistic about their chances of being tempted to either enter the uncertain Mazzulla with such a massive step into the big stage. Mazola’s only coaching experience so far came in Division Two. from Vermont State, and this season was set to be his first as a front assist in the NBA until Odoka’s suspension resulted in Mazzola receiving that unexpected promotion to Boston’s hot seat.” Stein Books.

Vogel will bring a great deal of training experience to the Mazzulla teamAfter starting his career as an assistant with the Celtics in 2001, he spent three more seasons with the team before taking a hiatus with the Indiana Pacers and Philadelphia Sixers. Four years after joining the Pacers as an assistant, Vogel was promoted to Indiana coach and collected 431 games, winning 250 of them.

Vogel was also in charge of the Orlando Magic (two years) and the Los Angeles Lakers (three years) – he won the NBA championship with the Lakers in 2020.

Jay Laranaga rejects Celtics return

Soon after Mazola was promoted to his new role within the Celtics, BRad Stevens reportedly contacted the Los Angeles ClippersIn an attempt to persuade former assistant coach Jay Laranaga to return in the same capacity.

However, according to Chris Mannix from Sports IllustratedWorking under the impressive Ty Lue, Larranaga decided to continue his coaching career with the Clippers as he tried to help the Western Conference franchise win its first ever championship now that Kawhi Leonard is finally ready to return to the court.

Larranaga spent nine years with the Celtics before moving to the Clippers last summer, and seems pleased with his current role on the West Coast.

Jason Tatum: ‘We all respect Joe’

Talk to the media after the September 29 practiceJason Tatum was asked how the team has adapted to Mazola serving as head coach, whom the St. Louis native referred to as “still the same guy.”

“The consistency was good. Once we got out on the field, it just felt natural. It just felt natural to just get out of here, and back in, and I feel like it worked for everyone… It was a good atmosphere, and it wasn’t like it was a new addition, just in a position New. He hasn’t changed his personality, and he’s still the same guy, a guy everyone respects… It might take a while to get used to being the voice—especially all of a sudden, but he’s been doing a great job,” Tatum said.

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The only thing currently going in Boston’s favour is that Mazzola has been with the team for three years already, and has a strong relationship with the entire roster – so hopefully the issues with getting his players to buy into his vision will be minimal. .


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