After advancing to the second round of the NBA Playoffs without their two best players, the Celtics blitzed the surging Sixers. 117-101, in Game 1 of their second round matchup while also missing Jaylen Brown.
Colin thinks this Celtics playoff run, regardless of when it ends, is definitive proof that Brad Stevens is the best coach in the NBA. He’s separated himself from the pack, much like his crosstown NFL counterpart Bill Belichick.
In addition to having an x and o advantage in every game, Stevens squeezes every ounce of production out of every player on the roster. Even with a skeleton roster in the playoffs, Stevens has turned mostly unknown Terry Rozier into a postseason star. He’s also developed Jaylen Brown from a draft prospect who can’t shoot into a borderline all-star. Without fail, he makes B players A players, and C players B players.
Colin has made it clear that he thinks Ben Simmons is the NBA’s transcendent talent, but he thinks Boston, led by Stevens. will be the team to beat in the East in the coming years and win it all next year. If Stevens managing a playoff run like this with backups, what will he do with a loaded, healthy roster? It will be scary.
“Last night confirmed Boston now has two teams that are easily the best coached in their respective sport… This is why I said next year Boston is going to start a dynasty.” @ColinCowherd on the brilliance of Celtics coach Brad Stevens pic.twitter.com/c4DNH6n2Ps
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) May 1, 2018