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New Orleans Pelicans: Boston’s Collapse Shows Problems in Coaching Search

Brad Stevens shortcomings in Boston, a lesson for the New Orleans Pelicans (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The New Orleans Pelicans better tread carefully if they’re looking for a coach like Brad Stevens

There was a scream heard around the world Thursday night. Okay, not literally but at least in the NBA bubble, Marcus Smart’s expletive-laden shouts to teammates sent shockwaves to the league. As someone who resides in Boston, I keep a pulse on the Celtics and this situation is a warning for the New Orleans Pelicans.

Recently, I wrote that the New Orleans Pelicans head coaching search should yield a candidate like Brad Stevens, but I’m starting to falter on that opinion.