Joe Mazzulla on what he takes from the in-season tournament for the rest of the season

Boston Celtics head coach Joe Mazzulla knows his players wanted to win the NBA’s new in-season tournament (IST), but for the Celtics coach, the main takeaway for the IST from a Celtics point of view, the elevated levels of effort and focus throughout the IST games are simply something Mazzulla wants to cultivate in every tilt Boston plays.

Speaking at the first Celtics practice since the team was eliminated by the Indiana Pacers, Mazzulla admitted he did not watch the IST once Boston was eliminated. For him, the focus is now on maintaining a winning mindset throughout the remaining games of the 2023-24 campaign, stressing the importance of maintaining the right mindset for the entire season.

CLNS Media reporter Bobby Manning provided a report from the Auerbach Center following practice Monday.

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Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire