Joe Mazzulla reveals the biggest ‘surprise’ during Celtics hot start
Celtics head coach Joe Mazzulla joined Zolak and Bertrand on Wednesday and revealed what he sees as the biggest surprise so far in a season with a new mix of players and championship expectations:
‘Success is going to look different each night’
Hardy: At this point in the season, kind of a new lineup. Porzingis out there, Jrue Holiday is out there. What has surprised you or what have you seen through these ten games that you didn’t expect either from your starters or from maybe somebody off the bench?
Joe Mazzulla: Just their connectedness is really good. Like I said, our effort has been very, very consistent. Regardless of who we’re playing, what the score of the game is, I think we’re really playing with the right intentions. But what’s really surprised me is because we have so many high level guys, success is going to look different each and every night. And you have to we have to do a great job as a staff and as a team of understanding what each guy is bringing to the table night in and night out. Also knowing we have some superstars that we need to be superstars a lot of the nights in the NBA because you need that. And so, Jrue was assist away from a triple double the other night. Porzingis had 22 points and the next night he only took four shots. But his screening was really impressive. Jaylen’s ability to play off the ball and Jayson took three shots and then he goes on his run. So it’s just understanding that we’re going to have to play off of each other and in some games you may not think you played a good game, but you really impacted your team.
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