Brad Stevens is in trouble – Stephen A. thinks the Celtics head coach is on the hot seat |First Take

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Brad Stevens is in trouble – Stephen A. thinks the Celtics head coach is on the hot seat | First Take
Stephen A. Smith explains why he thinks Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens is on the hot seat.
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0:00 Stephen A. Smith says Brad Stevens is “feeling the heat.”
0:47 Stephen A. says Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown may not have faith in their teammates.
3:30 Stephen A. says it is unacceptable that the Celtics are below .500.

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50 Comments

  1. Bob Traudt on March 6, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    I’ve read comments in the past where people recommending trading Smart. Should have traded both Brown and Smart for Harden? BS! When Kemba is out the Celtics kept winning. Without Smart they lose. Celtics don’t need to have a great record when the play-offs begin. They need to be at their best when the play-offs begin. Smart is the glue that keeps the TEAM playing at their best. Wake up, whiners! Smart will be back! I agree that Ainge and Stevens need to do better, but that can be said about anyone in similar positions.

  2. Alex Dickson on March 6, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    If he’s on the hot seat what is Luke Walton on?

  3. Frankincensed on March 6, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    I like the title on the ESPN home page: Stephen A "predicts" Brad Stevens is in trouble. Like ypu need an "expert" to see that 😅😁😂

  4. Ignorant PosT on March 6, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    I think everyone fan that isn’t a Celtics fan would love for the Celtics to fire him so that they could get a shot at him being their coach, so please Celtics fire Brad Stevens

  5. HoziCuervo on March 6, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    How can anyone criticize ainge for not trading for harden when he traded for kyrie and it didnt work. Jaylen wants to be in boston, alot of these nba stars dont.

  6. Leomar Moni Mejia on March 6, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    Finally .. it’s Brads fault.. Grant Williams has played 489mins total, averaging 18.8mins a game. Robert Williams has played 384mins total, averaging 15.4mins a game. Seriously , and that just 1 example.

  7. thebklynprophet on March 6, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    That’s what danny aignes get for doing isiah thomas dirty

  8. Urbain Delva on March 6, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    We can look at Brad Stevens for how the team is playing, but overall, Danny Ainge has gotten a pass for too long. It’s about time that the decisions he’s made over the past 3-4 seasons get called into question.

  9. Taju Alim on March 6, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    Bring in Mark Jackson!!!

  10. Jackobee on March 6, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    I don’t care what the Blazers record is, if Terry don’t make it to the finals he gotta go

  11. Jeneeshan Uthayakumar on March 6, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    *"It’s Kyrie’s fault. It’s Hayward’s fault. It’s Brad’s fault." At what point is it Danny Ainge’s fault? Dude won 1 championship with 3 HOF and a good PG. SMDH*

  12. Swaggy E on March 6, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    oh hey, the celtics finally made espn

  13. william johnson on March 6, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    Everyone should relax, this is a season where teams are not fully healthy and you can get beat by any team. The pistons although they are last, is no walk in the park. You can catch any team sleep

  14. Kendrick Ellis on March 6, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    YOUR LIFE MATTER!

  15. Ernesto Plaganas on March 6, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    Brad Steven is sucks

  16. Flydude 68 on March 6, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    Danny ainge should have traded for James harden

  17. Ernesto Plaganas on March 6, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    Bring Larry Legend will be champion again

  18. Kendrick Ellis on March 6, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    Yea😂😂😂😂… President of basketball operations

  19. Ten4Ten on March 6, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    I tried to tell everyone that Gordon was the glue to why this team worked in the first place, for him to walk and be happier in Charlotte says a lot about what’s happening on the interior

  20. Jay Gray on March 6, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    Once they let Rozier go it was a wrap. That was one of the dumbest moves made by Ainge. Stevens is to cool for school and may need to go back to coaching in school.

  21. RENIE SHAKUR on March 6, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    He should have been fired after not reaching the Finals, from the East, during the BUBBLE, last season. No excuse for the Celts not reaching the Finals.

  22. D TM on March 6, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    we had kyrie. we had hayward. we had rozier. now we have a bench of garbage..great

  23. DITR86 on March 6, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    They don’t have a championship caliber team lol. They have no depth after losing Hayward. They basically got nothing for him, because how is that trade exception helping them right now?

  24. Ernesto Plaganas on March 6, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    Danny Ainge is not a good GM ..he is a good scout person not GM

  25. Jordan Dobbins on March 6, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    Boston sucks

  26. Ivan Barcenes on March 6, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    ESPN is soooo biased. Stephen A doesn’t watch the Celtics if he thinks there’s no ball movement. He’s hyper critical of a coach who year after year goes deep in the play offs, who is relatively new. Meanwhile he advocates for his friend and colleague mark jackson to get another job

  27. Khurram Shehzad on March 6, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    Is it just me or is Stephen A super quick to say a coach’s job Is in danger ONLY when he is white.

  28. Golden Okoko on March 6, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    Need smart back bad

  29. Paquette Stephen Brett on March 6, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    Only four players should be safe, jason/jaylen/marcus/robert williams. Everyone and possible brad should be on the trading block

  30. ESPN on March 6, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    0:00​ Stephen A. Smith says Brad Stevens is "feeling the heat."
    0:47​ Stephen A. says Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown may not have faith in their teammates.
    3:30​ Stephen A. says it is unacceptable that the Celtics are below .500.

  31. I shoot Nikon on March 6, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    He hasnt proved a thing in boston, he has never been to finals, time for a change cause it aint working. Ainge is delusional if he thinks his current roster is champonship team, he is NUTS.

  32. James Harte on March 6, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    Get rid of him.

  33. Ryan Pimental on March 6, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    Celtics Owner Wyc Grousbeck on Wednesday on local radio : "Brad Stevens isn’t going anywhere"
    Stephen A on Thursday on ESPN : "Brad Stevens is in trouble"

  34. Vighnesh Ramesh on March 6, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    They’ve made the ECF twice but last season they got completely out-coached by spoelstra and now they are playing awful In the regular season… I’d say let this season play out and see how they do

  35. Andre Pack on March 6, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    He wants a black coach

  36. anthony villegas on March 6, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    Roster trash let’s be honest

  37. trap Kelly on March 6, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    The Celtics PEAKED when they went 7 games with the Cavs, that shoulda a that trade for harden, there’s not many superstars in the league if you can get one you get them

  38. George Bishop on March 6, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    The Celtics don’t have anything down low. You can’t win with just Guard play.

  39. André Beza on March 6, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    If it was Doc Rivers(or other black coach) in the same position, would SAS opinion be different?

  40. Ligiday Kurin on March 6, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    Exactly stephen A…

  41. Fue Yang on March 6, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    If Brad Stevens was a black coach. Stephen A. Smith wouldn’t be blaming the coach.

  42. Leomar Moni Mejia on March 6, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    Boston fans don’t want him fired , Danny needs to check brad. Let him know that his job isn’t secured

  43. Ralp Jason Mendoza on March 6, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    Tristan Thompson’s low post way of scoring is super cringe

  44. AndyLong Hoang Le on March 6, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    Stevens is terrible coaching this year…no more excuse …

  45. LeGM on March 6, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    He in trouble because he white

  46. Christheclamper 661 on March 6, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    If they fire brad stevens hes getting a job the next day its not his fault

  47. Bershon Wiggins on March 6, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    When it comes to team chemistry most good or great teams has pieces that mix or match well together. Well celtics are missing there toughness and energy piece which is Marcus Smart. Since he been out with his calf injury the celtics chemistry change. So there no need to panic or trade the second half of the season starts March 10. Hopefully he will be back. Your valuable asset will be profitable once he return .

  48. YoungReaper 92 on March 6, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    It’s danny’s fault not Brad’s. Danny did nothing to replace gordon hayward just signed a washed up Jeff teague. Not to mention all these young players coming off the bench who can’t shoot to save their lives. Boston really needs a couple of veterans but danny won’t give up trash players like carsen edwards or trash picks umm hello we have enough shitty draft picks already on the roater

  49. Leomar Moni Mejia on March 6, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    I can’t believe it took this long for the Main Stream news to notice this. But if it was the Lakers, things would be on blast

  50. damond cason on March 6, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    No that’s a lot of talent that they missing. 🤔. Steven ain’t so dumb all the time.

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