Boston Celtics analyst reveals what would likely save Joe Mazzulla's job

Apr 11, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA;  Boston Celtics head coach Joe Mazzulla directs his team
Apr 11, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics head coach Joe Mazzulla directs his team / Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Celtics Wire's Adam Taylor believes anything short of an Eastern Conference Finals appearance for the Boston Celtics this postseason could lead to the end of Joe Mazzulla's tenure as the team's head coach.

"Mazzulla is certainly under pressure," Taylor prefaced before saying, "Brad Stevens has constructed a roster capable of dominating and winning a championship. Anything less than an NBA Finals appearance would likely be deemed as a failure. Still, if Mazzulla falls in the conference finals, he will unlikely lose his job."

Taylor would go on to say that the current Celtics roster isn't projected to be a long-term dynasty, which in many ways is true; cranking up the pressure for Mazzulla to deliver a championship ASAP ten-fold.

What makes that statement true is the limited burn Al Horford likely has left, the potential for a Derrick White trade due to the impending cap crunch, and the unlikelihood of the team's role players all returning should the Cs win it all.

With that said, there is staying power to the most important aspects of the team's identity.

Boston Celtics' All-Stars all figure to remain Cs as long as team is winning

Brad Stevens has made sure to lock up every Celtics All-Star under the age of 35 to long-term deals, solidifying his core with Jaylen Brown's Supermax and extensions for his marquee trade additions during the 2023 offseason, Kristaps Porzingis and Jrue Holiday. Jayson Tatum's Supermax is most certainly on the way this summer.

While watching a player like White leave the team could/will sting, as long as Brown, Tatum, and Porzingis are wearing green, and you can include Holiday in that group there as well if his presence leads to a championship in 2024, Boston will most certainly be competing for Larry O'Brien trophies for the foreseeable future.

No need to worry, Celtics fans. Not yet, anyway.