During a calm and peaceful Wednesday morning, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski dropped a bomb on social media that the Boston Celtics were undergoing changes up top. Danny Ainge was stepping down as the President of Basketball Operations and he would be ceding his job to Brad Stevens. With Stevens being promoted to the front office, the Celtics are beginning their search for a new head coach immediately.
When Boston hired Stevens ahead of the 2013-2014 season, he was a bright, young mind that brought hope to a franchise that was longing to compete for a title again. After recording a 25-57 record in his first year with the organization, Stevens led the Celtics to seven consecutive playoff appearances.
Altogether, he accrued a 392-322 record (including the playoffs), and he coached Boston to three Conference Finals, losing all of them.
It’s fair to say that Stevens didn’t live up to expectations, but not all of the blame for Boston’s collapse can be pitted on him. Nevertheless, Stevens will work alongside the other members of the front office to find his successor. Among the names that will unquestionably be named, there are a few coaches that could be considered candidates for the vacant head coaching job of the Celtics.
Let’s dive in and take a look at four potential coaching options to replace Brad Stevens on the sidelines for the Celtics/