|Posted by shawn cassidy on September 11, 2013 at 5:30 AM|
In some relationships, they could be a past girlfriend, or wife, and even a best friend. We often here the phrase "rebound" if one of the members of the party has left the other in the dust. I through this out there because I want to see what you guys think of that possibly being the case. I believe 100% that Danny believes in Brad, and that it's not the case here with the hire. When we see some coaching changes in the NBA, it can be a filler for the next coach. The season hasn't even started, but you know when a team starts the season off 2-13, you know someone is about to pick their last check.
I also bring this up because Doc and Danny were golfing buddies, and that's the image that we got, did they actually gold together? I don't know, but they had a very tight relationship. Now Brad is here, and Danny has someone else to partner with. I think Danny brought in Stevens for many reasons. But I think one of the biggest reasons is for the fact that Danny can help mold Stevens into a NBA coach.
Stevens is often praised for his intelligence and knowledge of the game, but those who know him well acknowledge he doesn't come across as a know-it-all.
"And that's going to serve him well in the NBA," Cavs coach Mike Brown told CSNNE.com. "He's a very smart coach who knows he doesn't have all the answers but smart enough to know how to seek out those answers from others."
That's key with his players, and it's a good reason for Ainge to hire Stevens. Brad doesn't know it all, and Danny can show him more, and so can Rondo, and some of his assistants like Walter. So the answer to my question? I don't see Stevens as a rebound, but I also know that head coaches come and go. One thing that we've learned from Ainge is that he sticks by his coach, if he feels that he hasn't allowed the coach to succeed. He knew Doc had a bunch of young players, and a one All-Star. It wasn't enough for a playoff spot.
Stevens is an intelligent guy, and he understands that knowing it all, and coming in with a hard head will get you nowhere. That's another reason why Danny brought him in as coach. He's not hard headed, and he understands the game of basketball. Stevens hasn't proven himself yet, and he sounds overwhelmed at times. He's on the right track so far, saying all the right things.