Brad Stevens has performed well with teams that don’t have talent in the past. He struggled at times with the 2019 Celtics and Kyrie Irving, but that group still finished as the four seed and started the playoffs 5-0.
This team is truly the first to lag at .500 with real expectations in the Stevens era. Rumors have emerged of his potential interest in Indiana and North Carolina, but he spurned them in favor of staying with the Celtics. As calls continue to emerge for his job from fans, Rick Bronnell, who covers the Hornets, came up with ideas of why Stevens has struggled and whether he would one day return to college.