Brad is going nowhere. He is a great coach.
Instead of thinking that the Celtics suck because Stevens can't get these guys to perform, think how bad a season it would be if we had a bad coach.
How bad is this team if Lue is coaching it?
Or Scott Brooks? Or Alvin Gentry? Or Boylen? Or Drew? Or Borrego? Or any number of other coaches currently in the league or out?
With another coach, who knows how bad this team could have been this year.
Just curious....what gives you the impression that Brad Stevens is a "great coach"? Do you have any data or stats that prove that he is a "great coach." Or is that just your opinion?
Because I tend to agree with KG's Knee. I think he's an okay coach who could probably be getting alot more out of his players.
When I look at someone like either Tatum, Brown or Rozier, I see three guys with talent but alot of times make bad decisions on the court (no defense, taking ill-advised shots, bad passes, being in the wrong place at the wrong time, etc.)
Don't you think as a coach, either Brad or one of his assistants could or should pull these guys aside and say "hey, this is what you should be doing to be a better player"?
Also, I see ALOT of standing around on both ends of the floor with no one coming to help on offense or defense
Again, shouldn't the coach step in and say "hey guys, stop settling with taking 3s, help more on defense, switch out on offense, etc."
I think Stevens could and should be getting alot more from his players. Great coach? I personally don't think so.
Well, you don't have take my word on it, take a concensus from current NBA GMs, you know, people who know their basketball coacheshttps://boston.cbslocal.com/2018/10/03/brad-stevens-celtics-nba-best-coach-gm-survey/
And, sorry if this sounds disrespectful, but your take on what constitutes NBA coaching is ridiculously simplistic.
Guys don't do things the way the coach wants them and just because a camera and a mike isn't around filming it for you see or hear, you assume Stevens doesn't tell these guys to do things differently? Really? You think he just watches it happens and doesn't mention anything to the player just because you don't see him acting like some unprofessional high school coach screaming at his players when the mess up?
Also, the standing around on offense is Brad's offense. He prefers a 2 or 3 man game putting players in the corner waiting for the opportunity to get the ball for the easiest three point shot there is to shoot, the corner three. Those players are doing exactly what they are being told to do.
And on the defensive side the Celtics philosophy is for the weakside defender to cheat off his man to be positioned closer to the paint and watch the passing lanes for steals. Standing there watching the ball is, again, what they are supposed to do.
As for stats, what do you want.
He coached Butler to two NCAA Finals appearances at a mid level D1 school.
He has won more games every year he has been in the NBA. Coming in at the start of a rebuild, he managed to coach a team that had, due to Trader Danny, 23 different players on it's team, into the playoffs when they were tanking.
He has only not been in the playoffs his rookie NBA year.
In six years he has only had a superstar, and then only one, on 3 teams and yet has a .577 winning percentage.
You add that to his tremendous BBIQ, his great defensive system that has been a top 5 defense in the league 3 of his 6 years, his calm professional demeanor, his ability to develop youth, etc.
The man is a great coach. 99% of this board thought so just a few months ago. So it hasn't been his usual great year, but that's not all on him and every great coach has a challenging year or three.
Heck, even when Popovich had all three of Duncan, Manu and Parker together and a great supporting cast, he still didn't win it all every year. Pops had one or two trying seasons and a bunch of playoff failures. None of that stops Pops from being a great coach.