If there is one guy in the Boston Celtics organization avoiding the tank and genuinely trying to win some games, it is coach Brad Stevens. Forget the rumors of him returning to college ball, this man is here to stay.
This man will do anything to win. Even if it means benching his best players in the fourth quarter and double overtime which occurred on Dec. 8 against the Washington Wizards. That night, the bench was playing with the most heart and Stevens recognized this.
It has been a tug-of-war match between Stevens and his rag-tag group of youngsters and Danny Ainge and his merry band of executives. Ainge, of course, is attempting an all-out tank, while Stevens is doing everything in his power to win.
However this is a game Stevens enjoys playing, especially with the most storied basketball franchise in history.
Ainge has immense respect for the man. He, at one time, referred to Stevens as “the best coach in America.” Stevens is a maverick and will one day instill himself as one of the greatest coaches in NBA history. Yes, he is that good.
With the group of guys Stevens currently has at his disposal, it is shocking that their record is not looking more like that of the Philadelphia 76ers. Imagine what he could do with more veterans and talent.
Stevens is the man for the job in Boston and he will one day be a champion.