With another NBA season approaching, the expectation for the Boston Celtics is sky-high. After the major acquisitions of Jrue Holiday and Kristaps Porzingis, the time for the Celtics is right now.
The Cs have had many years of expecting a championship, the team that the Boston faithful love has fallen short. If this year the Celtics do not bring home the championship, there could be very serious consequences.
The fans are tired of hearing “next year is the year” since that is all that they have heard since the 2018 Eastern Conference Finals.
Here are 3 potential consequences if the Boston Celtics don’t win the 2023-24 NBA Championship
Joe Mazzulla could be fired
With the star-studded roster the Celtics currently have, there will be no one with more to blame for a failed season than the coach who was just thrust into the role after the Ime Udoka scandal, Joe Mazzulla.
Since last year, many fans and media figures have wondered if Mazzulla was the man for the job, and with the Celtics bringing in Holiday and Porzingis in win-now moves, all eyes are going to be on him. When you have this much talent as the head coach it is your job to bring them together and deliver the goods. If the Celtics do not bring the championship, everyone will conclude that Mazzula is not the man and is not the guy to get the Celtics organization over the hump.
While Mazzulla did a fantastic job coaching the Celtics back to Game 7 against the Miami Heat after falling into a 3-0 series hole, the fans cannot escape the sting of being eliminated by their rivals and watching what they felt was their current coach being out-coached by Erik Spoelstra.
Unfortunately, when you get a job as a head coach people only care about results – and it is the one job you have to expect to be fired. Everyone blames the coach before the players, and that will just be the sad reality for him if this season ends up being a failure.