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This is a freaking disgrace. Stevens has to figure out a way to get his team to develop come consistency from quarter to quarter. He needs to coach possession to possession. When his team gets a big lead, and the opponent starts to cut into it, Stevens needs to call an immediate timeout and try to set things right.
I think he’s just shit at coaching offense.
 

mostman

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This is a freaking disgrace. Stevens has to figure out a way to get his team to develop come consistency from quarter to quarter. He needs to coach possession to possession. When his team gets a big lead, and the opponent starts to cut into it, Stevens needs to call an immediate timeout and try to set things right.
He left the same unit in for *half* of the third quarter. In those 6 minutes, his starters let the lead go from 22 to 8. Then at 6 minutes he made his usual sub pattern. Theis and Hayward came in. By then, the damage was done. The Clippers were rolling.

That’s just abysmal coaching. Why show up if you can just write the plan on a napkin and hand it to the assistant coach?
 

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The Celtics were favored by 11.5 points. If you bet $100 on the Clippers, you would have won $700. That's the kind of upset this was.
 

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And still Jaylen plays under 25 minutes while Morris was garbage and over 30.

Brad sucks this year.
 

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He left the same unit in for *half* of the third quarter. In those 6 minutes, his starters let the lead go from 22 to 8. Then at 6 minutes he made his usual sub pattern. Theis and Hayward came in. By then, the damage was done. The Clippers were rolling.

That’s just abysmal coaching. Why show up if you can just write the plan on a napkin and hand it to the assistant coach?
And he's done this consistently all season. He takes out the guys that built the lead.. subs in his starting five at the beginning of every third quarter... watches any lead get down to single digits before doing anything.. if then. No TOs, no subs... just wait till the 6 minute mark before you make a change. Unless Kyrie is having one of his worst shooting games of the year ...then you leave him in for the entire third quarter.
 

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He left the same unit in for *half* of the third quarter. In those 6 minutes, his starters let the lead go from 22 to 8. Then at 6 minutes he made his usual sub pattern. Theis and Hayward came in. By then, the damage was done. The Clippers were rolling.

That’s just abysmal coaching. Why show up if you can just write the plan on a napkin and hand it to the assistant coach?
Just like the Lakers game. Kyrie was struggling, bad, and he left him in for the entire third quarter. Then, when you need Kyrie in the fourth, he has to rest. So you get bad Kyrie, followed by no Kyrie.

The guy has absolutely no feel for the flow of a basketball game. It's coaching-by-numbers at this point. Same shit, different night. Sometimes it works, mostly against crappy teams, but when it doesn't, it really, really fucking doesn't.
 

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This is all Kyrie’s fault. Not sure how, but it is. His face, man, his stupid face.
 

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I don’t envy Brad having to find a way to fix this.
He's at least half of the problem.

Edit: I think part of what he needs to do is stop playing Hayward and Al so much together.. the two of them are the most noticeable at watching rebounds hit the floor.. neither really boxes out and the do a lot of ball watching instead of going to the ball.
 

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I’m looking for a blistering start. I’d like to see the guys in green moving the ball to the open man, hitting their looks, and building a double digit lead. Then I’d like to see some aimless laziness injected into the game. Some half-assed heroball where everyone sort of treats it like an intramural game. Then once the Clippers creep back into, I’d like to see some real heroball. The higher effort stuff from KI and Tatum. No more sleepwalking. When that fails to put the Clippers away, I’d like to see the team finally revert in the last five minutes to playing with effort and focus much like they did in opening the early lead. Of course at this point in the game there probably won’t be time to build another big lead and SSS will introduce some luck factors so we may get treated to a contest that really comes down to the final minutes. Hopefully we can all exhale with a minute or two still on the clock and enjoy another win that leaves us all with that feeling of semi-satisfied discontent. Kinda like when Baynes hits one of those threes that looks so bad that it leaves you feeling an odd mix of momentarily satisfied yet mildly uncomfortable and even a little confused.
I’m looking for a blistering start. I’d like to see the guys in green moving the ball to the open man, hitting their looks, and building a double digit lead. CHECK

Then I’d like to see some aimless laziness injected into the game. Some half-assed heroball where everyone sort of treats it like an intramural game. CHECK

Then once the Clippers creep back into, I’d like to see some real heroball. The higher effort stuff from KI and Tatum. No more sleepwalking. CHECK

When that fails to put the Clippers away, I’d like to see the team finally revert in the last five minutes to playing with effort and focus much like they did in opening the early lead. Working on it.

Of course at this point in the game there probably won’t be time to build another big lead and SSS will introduce some luck factors so we may get treated to a contest that really comes down to the final minutes. CHECK

Hopefully we can all exhale with a minute or two still on the clock and enjoy another win that leaves us all with that feeling of semi-satisfied discontent. UNFORTUNATELY, WE CAN'T EVEN GET THAT.

This is unequivocally the greatest prediction post in the history of SOSH.
 

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And he's done this consistently all season. He takes out the guys that built the lead.. subs in his starting five at the beginning of every third quarter... watches any lead get down to single digits before doing anything.. if then. No TOs, no subs... just wait till the 6 minute mark before you make a change. Unless Kyrie is having one of his worst shooting games of the year ...then you leave him in for the entire third quarter.
Agreed. I think Brad is a systems coach. He’s all analytics. Plug the input in, get the results out. Over the long run, it’ll work out. Well that’s not what’s needed right now. What’s needed is someone to deal with the fact that his players aren’t calculators, they are humans, and they need a massive kick in the ass.
 

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Once a team decides it has won the game and is coasting it in, it's very hard to turn it on again and play with the same intensity level that got them the lead. Some of it is on Brad, but most of it is on the players. If they can't go out there and win a game when you're up 28, that's on them. It's BS that you stop playing after a half. Who's the leader on this team that's going to get in players' faces and tell them to wake their asses up and start playing? It can't always come from the coaching staff.
 

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We may not have lost the trade deadline but we’re sure as shit losing after it. This team looks like the Titanic if the Titanic caught on fire, then suffered a zombie outbreak, THEN hit the iceberg.....then got bombed by the RAF.
 

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He's at least half of the problem.

Edit: I think part of what he needs to do is stop playing Hayward and Al so much together.. the two of them are the most noticeable at watching rebounds hit the floor.. neither really boxes out and the do a lot of ball watching instead of going to the ball.
+1
 

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Once a team decides it has won the game and is coasting it in, it's very hard to turn it on again and play with the same intensity level that got them the lead. Some of it is on Brad, but most of it is on the players. If they can't go out there and win a game when you're up 28, that's on them. It's BS that you stop playing after a half. Who's the leader on this team that's going to get in players' faces and tell them to wake their asses up and start playing? It can't always come from the coaching staff.
Probably the guy who was out with the sprained knee
 

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We may not have lost the trade deadline but we’re sure as shit losing after it. This team looks like the Titanic if the Titanic caught on fire, then suffered a zombie outbreak, THEN hit the iceberg.....then got bombed by the RAF.
and our coach is playing the violin as all that shit is happening
 

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Another player who was bad tonight was Horford. In all honesty I bet you’d find a super strong correlation between his performance and team performance this season. Big fella is just getting old. They didn’t seem to need big stat nights out of his last year but it seems like he’s the straw that stirs the drink
 

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He's at least half of the problem.

Edit: I think part of what he needs to do is stop playing Hayward and Al so much together.. the two of them are the most noticeable at watching rebounds hit the floor.. neither really boxes out and the do a lot of ball watching instead of going to the ball.
He needs to do SOMETHING. ANYTHING. That's the fucking problem. Those of us that watch every game are literally sitting on our coaches calling out substitutions to the second before he makes them. We know exactly what he's going to do. I can't even imagine what other coaches are thinking when they watch tape. "Well Brad is going to go with this lineup, then he's going to do this at the 6 minute mark, then he's going to do this, so we'll counter with this, and then this, and then that...."

I mean, can anyone imagine Belichick basically announcing to his opponents exactly what guys would play and when before every game?
 

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IMO, Tatum had the worst night of anyone. Only 3/9 from the field, a bunch of turnovers, fouls at brutal moments, didn't play well defensively...
 

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Mannix is right. When they share the ball and make the defense move side to side, good things happen offensively. When they go 1-on-1 iso ball and everyone is trying to get theirs that is where things go sideways.
 

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He needs to do SOMETHING. ANYTHING. That's the fucking problem. Those of us that watch every game are literally sitting on our coaches calling out substitutions to the second before he makes them. We know exactly what he's going to do. I can't even imagine what other coaches are thinking when they watch tape. "Well Brad is going to go with this lineup, then he's going to do this at the 6 minute mark, then he's going to do this, so we'll counter with this, and then this, and then that...."

I mean, can anyone imagine Belichick basically announcing to his opponents exactly what guys would play and when before every game?
this pretty much nails it

It's very easy to create mismatches with Brad's rotations and that's exactly what Doc did
 

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is this a real intangible a good NBA coach has to have?
I’m not sure this is intangible. Look where the Clippers are for FT attempts this year compared to the league. Doc has always managed to get his teams up high in this category. The Celtics used to get a lot of attempts too. When he was here.