Scalabrine: Stevens must hold players accountable

Scalabrine: Stevens must hold players accountable
July 17, 2013, 9:00 pm
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Former Celtic and former analyst Brian Scalabrine analyzed the state of the Celtics on Wednesday on "UNO Sports Tonight" and said Celtics coach Brad Stevens needs to hold players to a level of accountability in order to gain the respect of guard Rajon Rondo.

"Brad Stevens has to hold guys accountable, who do things wrong on the basketball court," Scalabrine said. "If they make bonehead plays, he needs to hold them accountable."

Rondo can be a bit of a hot head, but he is a player who has a more mature vision on the court and can see things other players cannot. Scalabrine said Rondo needs to be surrounded with players who also have a high basketball IQ on the court.

"If you want to get Rondo on your side, play guys who have high IQ and play guys who give Rajon space," Scalabrine said. "If they do that, Brad Stevens and Rajon Rondo will be best of friends in Boston. If he doesn't hold guys accountable, including probably Rajon Rondo, then Rondo will lose respect for him."