Roddy White blasts Stevens’ hire

On Wednesday, the Boston Celtics

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Brad Stevens to be the next coach of the team, and the move,

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target="_blank">while stunning,

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target="_blank">was widely accepted by the basketball-watching

public.

Even Phil Jackson, the most decorated coach in NBA history,

approved:

 

 

One person who did not like the Celtics’ decision,

however, was Falcons wide receiver and Celtics fan Roddy White, and

he took to Twitter — something he

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— to express his displeasure:

 

 

 

 

 

 

When fans challenged White by pointing out that Heat coach Erik

Spoelstra, he of two consecutive NBA championships, was only 37

when he was hired as Miami’s head coach, White had this to

say:

 

 

First of all, whose opinion are you going to put more stock in

when it comes to assessing a coach’s qualifications —

Roddy White or Phil Jackson?

Secondly, it won’t be Stevens’ fault when the

Celtics stink next season, anyway. So when they’re 20 games

under .500 next April, White should take to Twitter to blast the

lack of talent on the court, not in the coach’s office.

I get it, though. It’s not a fun time to be a Celtics fan

right now, and there were other experienced former NBA coaches

available to take Doc Rivers’ spot. But that’s no

reason to slam the new coach for being young — if Stevens is

a “kid” at 36, then what is White at 31? — and

dismiss his success on account of the program he came from.

You know what, maybe White should just follow the lead of

Butler’s mascot and hit the gym to cool off: