Brad Stevens might hear some criticism in the last few months.
It is hoped that the East Conferences will begin on Wednesday, and somehow, the Boston Celtics will not participate. You know, the Celtics team put on their game 7 of the Eastern Championships a year ago and came within minutes after Cleveland LeBron James Winners promoted and made progress on the finals by Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward.
Yes; that Celtics team.
Boston came into the season as the best option to represent the East in the finals. For some people, the regular season was like even formality, since many people accepted that the Celtics would be taking the Golden State Warriors out of all marbles in June.
And you can see why. After all, this was a Boston squad that would put two All-Stars with a line that Giannis Antetokounmpo meets, which banned Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons and pushed LeBron very much.
How could the Cans not be on the finals with so much talent?
Well, sometimes, too much talent is not good if the shows are not being checked, and these are a great example of Boston Celtics 2018-19.
The Celtics managed to win 49 game and finish the fourth in the Eastern Congress despite most of them predicting that they would get 60 games (or even 65) in the neighborhood and that n they call seed No.
Boston then met in ten games finally to the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round in a series where there was one team together clearly and clearly there was not one team there.
Of course, Kyrie Irving has taken the blame, because many young colleagues refused through the media, his free agency play and show-round many people the wrong way.
But then, Terry Rozier went on ESPN First Take on Tuesday morning and he told us that Irving himself was far from one problem.
It was clear that Rozier himself was an issue regardless of whether he wanted to admit him, as he said fully, in announcing that he would rename, he expressed that Irving was jealous.
The reserve guard also said that the training team dealt with Irving and Gordon Hayward a little differently.
Another key value was Rozier saying he was “in the corner or on the bench.”
So, of course, egos played a great role in being a devastating season for Celtics, and the coach coach Brad Stevens must surrender some of the blame here.
See: Stevens is a very good coach. He's a great man X and Oh, he calls some of the best people after playing time in the series and it seems that the players love him. But it is clear that much work needs to be done in managing personalities.
Looking at things from a Rozier perspective, he went from being a pioneer in last year's play to being a virtual trial in Boston's rotation, and similar things can be said by Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, who saw his roles have greatly reduced this season despite their excellent playoff runs in the last spring.
It was clear that Rozier, Tatum and Brown were feeling a little after they had pushed LeBron to seven games and not all were happy to turn to Irving and Hayward. After everything, they almost the Celts bring to the finals; not Kyrie or Gordon.
But that is something that Stevens should deal with. It was clear as a day from the beginning of the season that Rozier was not happy with his role, as evidenced by the fact that he would still play well as a start when Irving was out, but when he came from the bench, he was terrible. About Brown? It was completely lost for the first and a half months. Tatum looked that he was very impressed for a whole year, perhaps coming down from the clouds after his dunk posters on LeBron in May last.
Although Irving was not an easy player to deal with and is very faulty here, we cannot dissolve Stevens. It is the coach. It is supposed to be a leader. Its direct mail is not limited to clipboard and to the players in which they are supposed to be on a certain play. His job is to handle the locker room and ensure that everyone is consistent with it.
Apparently, Stevens was not doing that. B and maybe he put into the story. Maybe he just didn't know how to handle it because nothing like it ever happened. Or maybe he was even without doubt as to how hard the problem was.
No matter what it was there, the reality is that Brad did not do a pretty good job.
Now this should be a learning experience for Stevens, but it may be an issue that it's not just the kind of guy to paste his finger into your face and you like Gregg Popovich, Pat Riley or Phil Jackson. Heck, even Doc Rivers.
Brad Stevens may be very popular in the locker room, and although that is a good thing, sometimes it is a double sword, because it is absolutely feasible that the Celtics players would not take that seriously as an authority figure. this season.
We can blame Kyrie as we want, and you know what? He deserves it. He is a champion who knows what he takes to win, and he himself wanted this story. He want to guide his own team.
But a point comes when we have to examine all the other problems and come to the conclusion that Celtics's questions this year have gone over Kyrie Irving.
And that responsibility falls on the shoulders of the main coach.
Brad Stevens must be better. It's that simple.