Boston Celtics Head Coach Brad Stevens Could Be The Coach Of The Eastern Conference All-Star Team, But That Isn’t One Of His Goals.
Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens has the potential to coach the Eastern Conference All-Star team depending on how the C’s finish up here before the break. All it would take is moving from third place in the standings to second place.
The current second place team happens to be Dwayne Casey and the Toronto Raptors, a team that has been struggling mightily lately despite beating the Celtics a couple of weeks ago.
Usually the all-star coaching honors fall to the first place team but with Cav’s coach Tyron Lue replacing David Blatt last season on his way to the finals it means he is ineligible to coach the squad even though Cleveland has the best record in the conference.
Stevens and Casey aren’t the only coaches in the running with Mike Budenholzer of the Atlanta Hawks also vying for the spot with his team being tight in the standings with Boston and Toronto.
For Celtics fans and for the organization in general they should go all out in trying to win out before the break to help push Stevens into the All-Star coaching gig, even though it isn’t on any lists of goals he has.
“It would be great because it means we’re playing at a good level,” Stevens said. “Otherwise, it’s not on a list of goals I have written down anywhere … which I don’t have written down anywhere, anyways.”
Being able to coach an All-Star team is good experience for the relatively young coach, and in turn good for the Celtics as Stevens would be coaching some of the best players in the world.
I would like to think of this as a showcase of what Brad can do as a coach and really shine through to these superstars who might want to consider coming to Boston once their respective contracts are up.