Isaiah Thomas calls Celtics’ Brad Stevens ‘the best coach I’ve ever been coached by’
— A. Sherrod Blakely (@ASherrodblakely) March 19, 2019
Isaiah Thomas was coached by Brad Stevens for three years when he was with Boston from 2014 to 2017. The former All-Star undoubtedly had the most success of his career under the Celtics’ head coach.
With Stevens’ guidance, Thomas became a primary option on offense, an All-Star, an MVP candidate and a leader of a championship contender. In addition, he also made the entire Celtics team cover for Thomas on defense, as his height prevented him from contesting almost every shot being taken by the ones he’s guarding.
So it makes sense for IT to say such things.
Now, Isaiah Thomas is with another great team and coach. The Denver Nuggets are second in the Western Conference standings this season with Mike Malone calling the shots. Unfortunately for IT, his recovery from hip injury took longer than expected. He was only able to return last month, and despite playing only a few games, the team decided to remove him out of the rotation as they gear up for the playoffs.
Thomas was given the chance to play against the Celtics Monday night, during which he went scoreless in seven minutes.
There’s no denying the fact that IT is no longer the same player he once was when he suited up for the Celtics. He’s the only one who refuses to accept it.
And it seems that he won’t appreciate anything or anyone who won’t give him a fair shot to prove himself once again.