The Boston Celtics have had a busy offseason, and that's without even talking about trades. Danny Ainge retired from his position as the president of basketball operations, with Danny Ainge taking his place. Ainge subsequently hired his own replacement, Ime Udoka, to fill the vacant position of head coach on the Boston Celtics.
Last year under Brad Stevens, the Boston Celtics underperformed during the regular season, and eventually got beaten in 5 games by the Brooklyn Nets, though the absence of Jaylen Brown was a factor.
For a coach that has made it to the Eastern Conference with subpar talent, it was not the best of seasons. Brad Stevens seems to recognize the shortcomings of the Boston Celtics under him this season, and when addressing the media, he recently made a self-deprecating joke suggesting that the Boston Celtics coaching has "obviously" gotten better.
Ime Udoka will certainly bring a fresh coach who could potentially get the best out of the immense talent on the roster. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are great as a duo, and they are certainly solid centerpieces to build around. Aside from the new coach, the Boston Celtics have also brought in more solid players for depth such as Dennis Schroder and Josh Richardson. They have also brought back former Celtic, Al Horford. There is no doubt that Brad Stevens has already started rebuilding the team in his image.
The Boston Celtics will have a hard road in the playoffs next season, as the Eastern Conference has definitely gotten stronger. The Chicago Bulls acquired DeMar DeRozan and Lonzo Ball, and the Miami Heat got Kyle Lowry from the Raptors showing that teams were ready to make win-now moves to try and aim for contention. There is certainly a lot of star power in the conference, but the Boston Celtics have made moves of their own, and they look ready to compete.