Brad Stevens got Dwane Casey fired
Dwane Casey was named coach of the year by his fellow NBA coaches this week, but still got his pink slip from the Raptors today after getting swept in the second round of the playoffs by the LeBron and the Cavs.
Colin thinks Boston head coach Brad Stevens had as much to do with the Raptors firing Casey as anything that happened on the court. He believes NBA franchises see how Stevens has led an undermanned Celtics squad to the Eastern Conference Finals and wonder why they don’t have a coach who can do the same. Compared to Stevens, Casey is just average. He won’t be the last coach to get canned for falling short when compared to Stevens.
The playoffs have damaged Kyrie Irving’s reputation
Kyrie Irving left the Cavs to be the man in Boston, but the Cavs and Celtics are both in the Eastern Conference Finals without him. Colin thinks Irving is gaining a reputation as injury prone, and the fact that his current and former teams are excelling without him in the playoffs has caused his reputation to take a hit. Irving is immensely talented, but it’s not clear he’s cut out to be ‘the man’ for a franchise.
– It’s Westbrook’s job to recruit Paul George to stay in OKC
– No doubt that Ben Simmons IS the next guy
Doug Gottlieb – Host of the Doug Gottlieb Show and the All Ball Podcast is in-studio talking Dez Bryant’’s future; if Paul George is willing to take less to come home to L.A.
Tom Tolbert – KNBR San Francisco host and former NBA player joins the show to discuss Dwane Casey getting fired; why Westbrook is frustrating; and if the Warriors will be challenged.
Tom Verducci – SI Senior MLB Writer is talking Yankees solving their bullpen issues; why lack of in-game player movement is hurting the game; and if the Angels need to Shohei Ohtani to be a better pitcher or hitter.
Ric Bucher – Bleacher Report Senior NBA Writer and Sirius XM host is talking Klay Thompson’s importance to the Warriors, and why the Sixers should pass on LeBron.
Drew Bledsoe – Former Pro Bowl QB talks Big Ben’s comments on mentoring Mason Rudolph; how he handled mentoring Brady; and his recent inclusion in the Terry Rozier/Eric Bledsoe playoff feud.