All season people where saying Fire Brad! I have aways been hard on players and I have backed Stevens on multiple occasions. I think its importnat to look over Brad's eight years as the Celtics head coach to see how much impact he had. Let's start from the beginning.
An Impossible Start
In July of 2013 after Doc Rivers left for the Clippers, who saw the rebuild on the horizon, Danny Ainge hired a 37-year old college coach and handed him a what seemed like an ever evolving roster of 19 different players, including five rookies: Vander Blue (10 Career games), Vitar Faverani (37 Career Games), Chris Babb (14 Career Games), Phil Pressey (148 Career Games) and Kelly Olynyk. Olynyk was the only one to assemble any type of NBA career and if we are being honest is a really good role player. These guys were accompanied by 1st year players Chris Johnson (147 Career Games with five teams) and Jared Sullinger who never lived up to his potential and last played in China.
Jeff Green, Brandon Bass, Jared Sulinger, Kelly Olynyk and Phil Pressey were the only guys to play 70-games or more. There was no consistency in the lineup and no leaders on this team. Brad got the monkier early as a ATO (After Time Out) Wizard, where it seemed that every ATO play was a guaranteed bucket. This was also the only time Stevens would not make the playoffs in his eight year career with the Celtics.