The Boston Celtics reportedly hired former Milwaukee Bucks associate head coach Charles Lee to join Joe Mazzulla’s staff. The move is an excellent addition for the Celtics, and along with Sam Cassell, Lee will bring valuable experience.
Although the additions are great, though, they don’t ultimately solve the team’s main problem: the Celtics still need to find out if Tatum and Brown can lead a team to a championship and if they are mentally ready.
The fact that Brad Stevens made the coaching moves so quickly is great because he lived up to his words to make moves on the coaching staff. It could be a sign that the team is going to be aggressive this off-season in terms of adding more depth to the roster or making a splash trade.
The moves should bring some excitement to Boston Celtics fans, but they need to keep their eyes on the bigger picture.
The coach signings don’t move the needle for the Boston Celtics
The coaching moves are great, and all, but we have seen this before. The Boston Celtics have experienced a lot of coaching turnover over the last three seasons, and the same result occurred each season: the failure to obtain Banner 18.
Tatum and Brown are the main issues for the Celtics in terms of their need to put it together for 16 wins in the playoffs. The Celtics continue to put the Jays in a position to deliver, but they have yet to do it.
There is a strong chance that the new coaching additions push the Jays to a new level, but ultimately it’s on them to get themselves to the level they need to be at in the biggest moments. Even if the Celtics do have an elite coaching staff, the NBA is a players league, and Tatum and Brown will have to find a way to break through.
It will be interesting to see what impact Lee and Cassell have on the Jays next season. Just don’t expect them to be a cure-all to Boston’s problems.