Stephen A. reacts to the Celtics' loss to the Mavs. Should Brad Stevens' job be in jeopardy?

Stephen A. reacts to the Celtics’ loss to the Mavs. Should Brad Stevens’ job be in jeopardy?
Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman discuss whether Brad Stevens’ job should be in jeopardy after the Boston Celtics’ loss to the Dallas Mavericks.
0:00 Stephen A. doesn’t think Stevens has the pulse of the team.
2:20 Max Kellerman weighs in on Stevens’ influence in the locker room.
5:18 Stephen A. reflects on Jayson Tatum taking responsibility for the Celtics’ skid.
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50 Comments

  1. Rafael Wanner on April 9, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    I just hope Stephen A never says he likes me personally, because everybody knows what’s coming next

  2. Kelvin Imosemi on April 9, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    Is it me or does Stephen a just gun after white coaches to be fired .

  3. Curtis Harvey on April 9, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    They should’ve never traded for Kyrie then signed Horford and Kemba all 3 of these players have hurt the team and or off the court directly contributing to their underachieving ways

  4. peterhaslund on April 9, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    Obviously "A" is going to have it in for Stephens. After all, he’s no brother. Couldn’t be none of them routineers, now could it, he’s got those all covered. Gotta’ be the white boy.

  5. prazertv on April 9, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    Stephen A trying to get another coach fired. How about ESPN fire Stephen A?

  6. Mike Pantaleo on April 9, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    Celtics aren’t on that level anymore…anyone else agree ? Not trying to be disrespectful to the franchise or fans…but I just feel like they aren’t the threat that they once were in the east

  7. They just Got clipped on April 9, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    It’s boss back ting no pun intended

  8. Kerry Yang on April 9, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Brad Stevens fired please do it

  9. Duke2010 Jim bob on April 9, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Maybe if Ainge would quit hanging on to late first rd picks it would help. Not gonna find a star with the 27th pick in rd 1. Need a new PG who shares the ball imo.

  10. ivaneurope on April 9, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    I don’t think Brad Stevens is the next Phil Jackson by any stretch, but the problem is more than just this underachieving. The core problem is Danny Ainge and his mindset on fleecing teams like he did with Billy King and the Nets. He screwed up in both in the off-season and the trade deadline. He could’ve had Myles Turner and Doug McDermott (+ 1st round pick) for Gordon Hayward, but no, Ainge wanted his "muh fleecing" and demanded either Malcolm Brogdon or Victor Oladipo, to which the Pacers said no and then the Hornets came giving Ainge only a trade exception. And what he did with this TPE – he used it (+ two 2nd round picks) for Evan Fournier, when he could’ve had either Nikola Vucevic or Aaron Gordon. Honestly if there’s a culture reset looming, the first person to get the axe should be Danny Ainge.

  11. Bryan Mosende on April 9, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Das has been dead wrong on all his takes on Celtics for 4 years now

  12. Gavyn Chapman on April 9, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    Stephen A would be happy if every nba coach was a brotha. Sad

  13. Craig Rand on April 9, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    I’ll rather have Brad Stevens as a coach than Steve Kerr..js

  14. *9*Chase Elliott*9* on April 9, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    if the Mavs stay healthy they are going to be hard to beat 4 times in a series, Brad Stevens is right though imo

  15. Terron Wilson on April 9, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    Brad Stevens should have been fired last year

  16. Supreme Being on April 9, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    We talking about a team with 10 guards

  17. Eric Matterson on April 9, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    One bad year out of 10 and they would fire him? How stupid

  18. Shan Ehren Nieves on April 9, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    They really included "0-8" when trailing by 20+ on a graphic like it’s a normal occurrence to have 20 pt comebacks in the season.

    And it’s not that bad that they just trailed by 20 pts 8 times in like 50 games considering that they’re under .500

  19. David Kutsar on April 9, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    Brad should coach the blazers

  20. John Asante on April 9, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    Stephen A would probably suggest Mark Jackson or some other black coach lol

  21. ESPN on April 9, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    0:00 Stephen A. doesn’t think Stevens has the pulse of the team.
    2:20 Max Kellerman weighs in on Stevens’ influence in the locker room.
    5:18 Stephen A. reflects on Jayson Tatum taking responsibility for the Celtics’ skid.

  22. LuisRa MVPdelJUEGO on April 9, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    Why is always the coach? 🤣🤣🤣

  23. Sebastian Krajewski on April 9, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    so this "sports commentator for 27 years" said Luka would be a bust….buhahahahhahahaha That’s an american right there…

  24. They just Got clipped on April 9, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    And to answer the q Boston is tooo chilly alolow Steve

  25. さよなら ポケモンモジャ公 on April 9, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    Racist a$$hole stephen a always goes after white coaches.

  26. Kaylyn Alexander on April 9, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    Brad Stevens is like the situation with Mark Jackson great coach but he just couldn’t pull the best out of who he put on the team insert Steve Kerr boom maybe this what needs to happen

  27. Simon Evans on April 9, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    This Boston roster never had a leader on the floor with them. They just a leaderless squad with nobody showing them how to win.

  28. Gage Michael on April 9, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    Hey molly slow down with those 👄 that’s enough lmao

  29. IDC IDC on April 9, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    What happened? Remember when Stephen a said tatum’s ceiling is higher than luka

  30. stephen wong on April 9, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    This is exactly the path the Celtics want to take this year. The organization knows that they are not going to be able to compete for the CHIP. Tatum and Brown are 23 and 24 and will have their time once LeBron, Harden, Durant and their contemporaries retire. The best path is to not overextend their payroll as Ainge exhibited at the trade deadline.

  31. Christian Meneses on April 9, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    Celtics need a Lowry a cp3 just a leader and a pg creator and that’s the heart and soul of the team

  32. Vodou God on April 9, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    The Celtics needs Doc Rivers.

  33. Christian Meneses on April 9, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    I HATE IT WHEN THESE people say especially in the sport of basketball WHAT HOW DO YOU KNOW it’s especially in the sport of basketball you don’t follow soccer/football so you don’t know anything

  34. Body Soul Spirit on April 9, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    I thought Unc Drew was the prob

  35. Andy Gossard on April 9, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    More racism from Stephen A, ho hum, nother day, same subtle racism. Celts lose to the white boy team, the natural order of Stephen As world is upside down and he must have correction.

  36. Xavion Smith on April 9, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    Great take

  37. Tyler Shelton on April 9, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    As a Celtics fan, Brad is a good coach. He’s like Mark Jackson, but we need a Steve Kerr.

  38. will liam on April 9, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    SAS just being racist against Brad

  39. Neo Zero Luminatti on April 9, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    Brad is in crisis he’s better pray this is gonna turn into turmoil if the Celtics keep losing more and more

  40. wirmandi sugriatw on April 9, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    Brad Steven is to go to UNC … perfect marriage…

  41. derek vonb on April 9, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    Celtics should have kept Rozier. Less money & younger . Plus he can score an defense better than kemba

  42. Donald Watson on April 9, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Stephan A be hating on white people to the max if he was black he’d be praised and made to look great instead of picking at his tiny faults .🤣🤣 " as a black man Smith " as if he knows what the locker room is like. Just picking for a story smh.

  43. Jon Guerrero on April 9, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    The political kettledrum conjecturally supply because seeder definitely cause down a finicky ex-wife. noisy, brash grenade

  44. Eli Alchek w on April 9, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    This is way more on Ainge than Stevens lol

  45. Stan Song on April 9, 2021 at 11:42 pm

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  46. William Blackfyre on April 9, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    Sometimes a coaches message gets stale, no matter how good the message is. Eventually he loses the locker room and they it’s time to go. I don’t know if that is the case with the Celtics, but that is what Stephen A is basically saying…this could be the beginning of the end for Brad Stevens.

  47. deleone on April 9, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    This chump SAS is the reason I don’t watch First Take anymore. Undisputed is king now. 👑

  48. Rob Roy on April 9, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    The team is not progressing.

  49. S Goody on April 9, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    Nice guy but they need a coach that demands the team. Embarrassing that they won’t just ball up regardless! There’s like 2-3 guys on the team that have dog in them. Sorry but their top 3 guys don’t. There’s no give me the ball and get out of the way guys. Sorry it’s factual watch tape

  50. Paris Paris on April 9, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    He can go back to college

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