Joe Mazzulla once passed on a job assistant coaching with the Boston Celtics to keep his word to a recruit


Most of us have heard the story of a college recruit electing to attend a particular university in order to play for a head coach on the rise only to see that coach’s rise take them to a new school even before that recruit shows up on campus to start their college career.

But when it comes to Boston Celtics head coach Joe Mazzulla, the opposite of that scenario played out. Mazzulla passed on a chance to be an assistant coach for the team he now helms to keep his word to a recruit at Fairmont State, the school where the now Celtics coach cut his teeth in that role.

The national media caught wind of that extraordinary feat of loyalty, with it even making it to an episode of ESPN’s “NBA Countdown.”

Take a look at the clip embedded above to hear senior ESPN analyst Adrian Wojnarowski recounting the tale of Mazzulla staying at Fairmont State to keep his word.

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