Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens had to feel the sting as much as anyone after his team dropped yet another game in embarrassing fashion, a 127-112 shellacking by the Atlanta Hawks that was among the worst games played by the Celtics in a decade if not longer. With his team president and majority owner in his corner, it seems the Indiana native’s job is safe, but that didn’t take away the frustration from the shameful lack of effort his team managed.
Speaking to the press after the game, Stevens did his best to challenge his team vicariously through the media. Co/msc3Xyjkvd
– The Celtics Wire February 25, 2021
With the front office and ownership seemingly in agreement that no panic moves will be made to use the team’s massive traded player exception generated by Gordon Hayward’s offseason departure, this may not be an idle threat from Stevens.