That is so unbelievably dumb I don’t even know where to begin. Is Pop a mediocre coach because the Spurs “gave up” against the Warriors after losing their best player? Yeah, didn’t think so.
This Celtics team way over-performed the entire year. The fact that they even won 53 games and made it to the conference finals with a 5'7 guard, Al Horford, and a bag of spare parts (you’re delusional if you think any of Marcus Smart, Avery Bradley, Kelly Olynyk, Jonas Jerebko, etc. are even top-50 NBA players) is a flat out miracle, and almost entirely due to Stevens’ brilliant coaching.