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Brad Stevens is No Phil Jackson
« on: November 07, 2018, 01:01:02 PM »

Offline KG Living Legend

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 Time for Mr Perfect Coach Stevens to get his share of the blame. So he's great with Scrubs and underachievers. He preaches ball movement and wants everyone to share the ball.

 Well that's not how titles are won Brad. At some point when you have the big Egos you have to manage and motivate them properly. It's not easy.

 Brad is not an Alpha coach. It's becoming a big problem. He has to make changes. He's doing nothing. Step up your game Coach. Bench Hayward or Kyrie.

 We are 14 and 14 in the last 28 games Kyrie has started. Start Rozier. Do something. Light a fire. Go back to the starters last year.



 
 

Re: Brad Stevens is No Phil Jackson
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2018, 01:06:16 PM »

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No, he's far more humble.

I'm not happy with how they're playing, but this is a major overreaction.  We're only ten games into the season. 

Re: Brad Stevens is No Phil Jackson
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2018, 01:06:38 PM »

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Re: Brad Stevens is No Phil Jackson
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2018, 01:18:43 PM »

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No, he's far more humble.

I'm not happy with how they're playing, but this is a major overreaction.  We're only ten games into the season.

This entire forum is a hot take machine right now. It's much easier to just avoid the entire forum until the season settles down.

And you know we'll have people screaming about how we need a set rotation and Brad keeps running ridiculous lineups, just for the rotation to get set around January and some of the "ridiculous lineups" to turn into secret weapons and earn Brad praise from the same people in June. Then we'll rinse and repeat next year
I'm bitter.

Re: Brad Stevens is No Phil Jackson
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2018, 02:13:26 PM »

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No, he's far more humble.

I'm not happy with how they're playing, but this is a major overreaction.  We're only ten games into the season.

This entire forum is a hot take machine right now. It's much easier to just avoid the entire forum until the season settles down.

And you know we'll have people screaming about how we need a set rotation and Brad keeps running ridiculous lineups, just for the rotation to get set around January and some of the "ridiculous lineups" to turn into secret weapons and earn Brad praise from the same people in June. Then we'll rinse and repeat next year

Very true

Re: Brad Stevens is No Phil Jackson
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2018, 02:31:48 PM »

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Holy hot take! 

Lot of arm chair GMs & head coaches on the boards these days acting like they know better than the actual organization.

Thankfully, the real people in charge are much less reactionary.


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Re: Brad Stevens is No Phil Jackson
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2018, 02:48:10 PM »

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Benching Kyrie is ridiculous seeing as though he's by far the best player on this team. However, i agree that Stevens is doing a very bad job right now. He does a great job coaching less talented teams, but now that he has a lot of talent he's not managing it well at all. His rotations are robotic and don't make much sense. He doesn't let hot players ride it out and he ices his own players.

Re: Brad Stevens is No Phil Jackson
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2018, 02:53:58 PM »

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 Time for Mr Perfect Coach Stevens to get his share of the blame. So he's great with Scrubs and underachievers. He preaches ball movement and wants everyone to share the ball.

 Well that's not how titles are won Brad. At some point when you have the big Egos you have to manage and motivate them properly. It's not easy.

 Brad is not an Alpha coach. It's becoming a big problem. He has to make changes. He's doing nothing. Step up your game Coach. Bench Hayward or Kyrie.

 We are 14 and 14 in the last 28 games Kyrie has started. Start Rozier. Do something. Light a fire. Go back to the starters last year.

LOL come on ~  You have no clue what Danny might be telling him, the day to day concerns.   Hayward and Kyrie working them selves back into the rotation and we have only lost a handful of games we did not compete in.   Brad has won more games every year if I'm not mistaken.   He has out performed expectations every year.   If we win this year.....we still out perform expectations.   So lets see!   

Re: Brad Stevens is No Phil Jackson
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2018, 03:00:30 PM »

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The Celtics have made it to the conference finals two years in a row. Brad isn't going to lose sleep over losses in November and neither should we. He's focused on getting everyone playing the right way so they can get over the hump in May.
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Re: Brad Stevens is No Phil Jackson
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2018, 03:08:21 PM »

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Someone is panicking big time 8)

Re: Brad Stevens is No Phil Jackson
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2018, 03:28:57 PM »

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Phil had Jordan & Pippen..Shaq & Kobe..Brad dont
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SF/SG- Tatum, Brown, Hayward, Smart, Semi, Clark
PG- Irving, Rozier, Larkin

Re: Brad Stevens is No Phil Jackson
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2018, 03:59:25 PM »

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All I can say is "thank God" he is no Phil Jackson. Jackson is one of those coaches IMO that had "all time great" players on his teams. Without them he would be average at best. Can you imagine us playing the triangle offense?  ;D


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Re: Brad Stevens is No Phil Jackson
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2018, 04:00:45 PM »

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Phil had Jordan & Pippen..Shaq & Kobe..Brad dont

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Re: Brad Stevens is No Phil Jackson
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2018, 04:03:12 PM »

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Things haven't been going well for Stevens since that disastrous game 7 against the Cavs at home, which should have never been lost.

Going overboard on the 3 has been a problem, when the strength of the team has always been its defense and running game--and ball distribution for easy shots. That includes the 3. But a lot of those have been wasted shots with no ball movement and nobody near the basket.

The other problem is the Hayward factor. He isn't ready to be a starter on this team right now, but Stevens is utilizing him in the starting rotation, to their detriment. He slows down the running game and weakens their defense. Irving hasn't been all that sharp at times, either, and Rozier maybe is right in sensing he should be playing more. But it's probably Hayward who is taking minutes away from Rozier, Brown and Tatum, who should be the future of this team.

The Celtics have a chemistry problem, and it's up to Stevens and Ainge to sort it out and do the right things which don't weaken this talented team.

Re: Brad Stevens is No Phil Jackson
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2018, 04:04:17 PM »

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Brad brought Cousy in to talk about how the old Celtics played selflessly.  No one ever lead the league in scoring. He is modeling this team off that template, not the 2 mega-stars and role player models. 

 

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