Brad Stevens has been widely regarded as one of the best coaches in the NBA during his tenure with the Boston Celtics. Stevens is one of the elite defensive coaches in the NBA and made his name by taking rosters with lesser talent and making them competitive. However, with the recent Boston Celtics slump, some people are saying that Brad Stevens should be in the hot seat due to their struggles.
One of the people that have critiqued Brad Stevens has been former Celtics player, Kendrick Perkins. Perkins won a championship with the 2008 Celtics, so he knows what a championship-caliber coach looks like.
He should be on the hot seat... I'm watching this Celtics team and they lack accountability. When you have an old veteran like Gallinari who lights you up for 38 points... taking nothing away from him cause he can still shoot the ball. But you have enough athletic wings in Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Semi Ojeleye, Grant Williams to actually go out there and guard him and they're not doing it. It shows me that Brad Stevens is just getting walked over.
The Boston Celtics have struggled during the last three games, and many have wondered about whether the Boston Celtics were initially overrated at the start of the season. Brad Stevens is known as a good defensive coach. However, there is obviously a problem if Danilo Gallinari can blow up for 38 points against his defense. As mentioned by Kendrick Perkins, the Celtics did have the personnel to guard him. Hopefully, Brad Stevens can fix the Celtics' defensive woes soon, and make some adjustments to start winning again.