On Tuesday afternoon, the Milwaukee Bucks shocked the basketball world, firing head coach Adrian Griffin after just 43 games. The move is shocking, considering the Bucks have the third-best record in the NBA and sit at second in the Eastern Conference. Once again, the Boston Celtics are left smiling as another Eastern Conference threat is spiraling.
The firing of Griffin speaks to an interesting development in the East, involving how smart teams are. It appears that as of right now, the Celtics may be the most stable and smart organization in the Eastern Conference.
The Boston Celtics currently have Brad Stevens, who is arguably one of the smartest general managers in the NBA. With that, the Celtics have been able to seamlessly transition between coaches and core groups of players.
It's truly remarkable that the Cs have been able to maintain winning despite the changes.
When you look at other East threats, they have had to make far more drastic changes, and they have not been as successful as the Cs. Although the 76ers have the third-best record in the East after hiring Nick Nurse and trading James Harden, it still does not feel like they are a threat to the Celtics. Also, the Bucks are now spiraling after firing their head coach.
Doc Rivers coaching Bucks would be a major win for Boston Celtics
The latest news highlights that the Bucks may pursue Doc Rivers. This would be a major win for the Cs because they owned Rivers in the postseason and his time with the 76ers overall. The move would be desperate for the Bucks, highlighting the dysfunction within their organization. I would not fear the Bucks if they decide to hire Rivers.
The fact that the Celtics appear to be the most stable organization, along with the Miami Heat in the East, bodes well for their chances of winning a title this season.