Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens is having a February he would like to forget.
It would be bad enough for Stevens that his Celtics are currently 5-9 and some want Stevens fired, but he hasn’t exactly had a great time off the court.
The saying, “When it rains, it pours,” applies here as according to Yahoo! Sports’ Keith Smith, Stevens revealed that within the past week he not only had a root canal but his identity was stolen.
More from Stevens: "It was the real stuff. People were trying to open cards and all this stuff. Calling Target to open account. Like I would have an interesting in opening a Target account right now during this stretch."
— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) February 25, 2021
It’s a wonder how Stevens has been able to coach an NBA team while everything is spinning out of control but the Celtics’ on-court issues have been going on for a while. After going 7-3 to start the season, the Celtics had three games postponed because so many players entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols that they didn’t have enough healthy players.
Since then, the Celtics are 8-14 and are sitting just outside of the top eight in the Eastern Conference. It’s possible that COVID has affected the Celtics more than just the three postponed games if players are potentially suffering the aftereffects. Jayson Tatum revealed that while he’s improving, he still fights fatigue and respiratory issues even though he came back to play nearly a month ago.
Either way, Stevens (and probably the Celtics as a whole) will hope better days are on the horizon.