aussie_pride wrote:This season has been particularly bad but to be fair to Brad, he does have a reputation of making players better. Robert Williams, Tatum, Brown, Rozier, Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford just to name a few have all improved under him. Hayward didn't exactly regress; he became maligned because of Tatum and Brown. I do not think Kemba has declined either, despite the hate that he seems to get around here. Remember, the guy is still not playing back to backs after recovering from knee surgery.
Half the players you just listed have only ever been on the Celtics. So he gets credit for Tatum, Brown, and RW3 being good players? Not sure how you can make that claim when there's no way to prove that they wouldn't have been just as good (or better) on other teams. And by that logic I guess Brad deserves blame for every player who hasn't panned out?
As for Rozier, he actually improved as soon as he LEFT -- he's a terrible person to point to. IT certainly excelled here and is the best example you could make of someone thriving under Brad, though at least some of that was due to opportunity.
Horford's best days were before coming to Boston, though that's mostly due to age and not Brad's fault. Hayward unquestionably was worse here than he was in Utah and even this season in Charlotte. Blame it on injury if you want, but he's a horrible example if you're trying to say he makes players better. Same with Kemba... he was much better in Charlotte.