It’s been a tumultuous week for the Celtics. After a 2-5 start, they got a much needed win in Orlando last night and seemed to at least momentarily right the ship. After replacing nearly half the roster and hiring a new head coach, some of the team’s issues could be the growing pains of so much change.
Enter Brad Stevens.
President of Basketball Operations is in the building— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) November 4, 2021
Brad Stevens is in Miami to check out the Heat vs Celtics ☘️ pic.twitter.com/exC03JKL7D
Stevens is now the President of Basketball Operations after coaching the Celtics for eight seasons. Earlier today, he appeared on 98.5 The SportsHub’s Toucher & Rich and addressed the team’s team dinner in Orlando and Marcus Smart’s comments on Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, and the team’s offense.
“I think any time you have things to say, you say it to the person or people. Whether they’re right wrong or whatever, you say it directly to the person. I think it’s important. You have to be willing to have difficult conversations and put your name on it,” Stevens said. “The validity of the comments aren’t as important as we have to be able to sit face-to-face and say, ‘OK, we all want to win. How do we find solutions because we were sitting at 2-5 on Monday?’”
It’s unknown whether Stevens is in Miami to diffuse the situation even more, if he’s visiting a college in the area, or just traveling south to South Beach, but it’s nice to see the old ball coach in the stands.