Sunday, June 16, 2024

Joe Mazzulla's Training Tactics


"Every coach in the NBA scours game film of other basketball teams, looking for plays to steal and defenses to build up. But nobody watches tape the way the head coach of the Boston Celtics does.

Because where other coaches are watching the Bulls and Timberwolves, Joe Mazzulla prefers to study killer whales and hyenas.

Mazzulla, the 35-year-old coach who has the Celtics two wins away from the 18th championship in franchise history, has a fascination with the brutal beauty of the natural world. So when it’s time to inspire his team and instruct them in the ways of teamwork and self sacrifice, he turns to video of Planet Earth’s greatest predators, playing clips of orcas and other hunters as they circle their prey."

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