Stephen A. reacts to Timberwolves' hiring of Chris Finch | First Take

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Stephen A. Smith is happy to see Chris Finch get the Minnesota Timberwolves job following Ryan Saunders' firing but wants to see Black coaches get more opportunities to lead a team.
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The Juice Alert !
The Juice Alert ! Acum o Zi
Y’all be mad about Stephen A Smith brining up race but he always comes with the facts. Some of y’all are just big mad 🤷🏽‍♂️🤣
Blalock Gnosis
Blalock Gnosis Acum o Zi
Facts
Dominic D.
Dominic D. Acum 2 Zile
Team GB BIG UP!!!! British Basketball League Alum DOIN' IT!!!!!!!!!!
Nap Mcdan
Nap Mcdan Acum 2 Zile
He complained when a white guy got a good team to coach and now he complains when a white man gets the worst team in the league to coach. He would have been screaming if a black coach got this rotten job, too.
James Smith
James Smith Acum 2 Zile
Blame the players! Nba is a players driven league. If black players don't push for black coaches then stop blaming the owners or GM. Example, James harden got a black coach and bounced. Stephen A should just call the players out for not demanding a black coach
Sir_Neoteric
Sir_Neoteric Acum 3 Zile
Stephen A(lways about race) Smith
LuNY2nez
LuNY2nez Acum 3 Zile
Stephen A is wring most if the tike, but he is right with the relations part. Think about it like this. The NBA players are predominantly black. They make up the NBA basically. But all the people who they work for is white. They wont even look at a black coach direction unless they have some major background like a NBA chip or a legendary players son. And even if people dont think there is sometimes racism, just know Donald Sterling tried to hide the fact he hated black people
Adelle Alkandi
Adelle Alkandi Acum 3 Zile
There’s mad black athletes so why care about white coaches
richard enriquez
richard enriquez Acum 4 Zile
Stephen A. dont worry only few black coaches anyway majority of nba players are black )))
Melly Kruger
Melly Kruger Acum 4 Zile
Stephen A Smith needs to stop with his stupid race emphasis....This is becoming annoying honestly.
420FISHERMAN 420
420FISHERMAN 420 Acum 4 Zile
Its because he was WhiTEEEE !!!!! What a racist
SUPASAIYAN NEGRO
SUPASAIYAN NEGRO Acum 4 Zile
What he said: " I applaud you for doing this EVERYTIME a coaching hire is made. What he meant: Dang, are you really going to do this EVERYTIME a coaching hire is made?! Lmao
Rod Franklin
Rod Franklin Acum 5 Zile
MIKE WOODSON WAS THE LAST COACH TO TAKE THE NEW YORK KNICKS TO THE PLAYOFFS!!!!!
Swann Gaudron
Swann Gaudron Acum 5 Zile
Rosas worked with Finch before, SAS needs to chill down for once
Tre’Davious Bowser
Tre’Davious Bowser Acum 5 Zile
I just notice the like dislike ratio and I know this about race
Sylvester Hughes III
Sylvester Hughes III Acum 5 Zile
If I had hundreds of millions of dollars invested in a team; I should be allowed to hire anyone in my organization whom I feel is the best-qualified PERSON for the job; whether it is the trainer, the clubhouse manager, the accountant, the GM or the head coach. We are way, way past the unwritten yet mandated quota system in the world of athletics.
PRIS
PRIS Acum 6 Zile
As a black person, "I get all that" (Stephen A. Voice') when it comes to race. But honestly, a lot of the coaches he mentioned didn't necessarily leave a great legacy and the league needs newer ideas when it comes to playcalling. Its a new age in basketball no way you hire someone like Woodson or Brown.
dante _dominic
dante _dominic Acum 6 Zile
The downfall of First take
Aj Davis
Aj Davis Acum 6 Zile
I fuukn agree stop overlooking great black coaches
Victor Vegas
Victor Vegas Acum 6 Zile
We need more asian and mexican coaches !
Carl D
Carl D Acum 6 Zile
Stephen A. Smith does not have the capabilities of going more than 5 minutes without bring up race. It’s incredible. He brings up “but I can’t take anything away from Finch getting hired”. Oh wait..so you are saying they are hiring a guy who is worthy. Ahhh. So you had no point to begin with. Idiot.
Dillon Ramnarine
Dillon Ramnarine Acum 6 Zile
No one wants to talk about how Chris Finch is one of the best big man coach in the league, who has developed both Anthony Davis and Joker. Who is Minnesotas star player? KAT, who is a Big Man. While Vanderpool is a assist coach who specialize in defense. Minnesota has a terrible defensive rating right now. Not completely his fault. But his time with Portland, they only had the top 10 defense once. Ryan Saunders got the nod because of his daddy. But Chris Finch is a very capable basketball coach, with very new and fresh basketball ideas and concepts. As a raptors fan I was excited when we signed him this offseason and im sad that his time with us was so brief. You could see the leaps Chris Boucher has made under his wing.
ayeeesean
ayeeesean Acum 6 Zile
Where all the hipsanic and Asian coaches
Peter Davis
Peter Davis Acum 6 Zile
Thousand should go to Portland to help Damian Lillard .
T T
T T Acum 6 Zile
If players don't like white coach, they can always ditch basketball and go sell coffee or something.
Axle Johnson
Axle Johnson Acum 6 Zile
The Wolves have this history of losing and is the "dead end" of a career for most players. The stars in the league will not play for the Wolves. You can't build chemistry this way. That's why winning teams continue to win. New players have no perceptions when going to a successful franchise. They will willfully play their part without complaint. Going someplace like Minnesota is too much to ask and the disappointment becomes overwhelming.
Axle Johnson
Axle Johnson Acum 6 Zile
This is why some players refuse to play for teams like the Wolves. The numbers they bring each night, don't add up to wins and you never get a break. As great as Kevin Garrnett was. It didn't add up to wins. He had to go to the Celtics where the culture was different and all the players willfully played their part.
Axle Johnson
Axle Johnson Acum 6 Zile
There is no coach on the face of the earth that can fix the problem with the Timberwolves. It's a culture of losing. They have had good players but in the end the players would always become to selfish and destroy any chemistry the team had. The players can't seem to set aside their goals of playing somewhere else, rather then focus on where they are. It's been this way for years.
Guero
Guero Acum 6 Zile
Stephen A stop making this a race issue. You and Lebron should shut your mouth up
Zu44
Zu44 Acum 6 Zile
agree
Peter VanDixhoorn
Peter VanDixhoorn Acum 6 Zile
max actually said it was a decent hire
Justin Cochran
Justin Cochran Acum 6 Zile
African Americans make up less than 15% of the United States why is equality have to have the same number of anything as the majority of 70% being white. It is not racism it is statistics.
Justin Cochran
Justin Cochran Acum 6 Zile
It should be about resume and who is the best for the job no matter the race but that doesn’t mean because someone is African American they should get the job or have pressure too.
Dash Wavy
Dash Wavy Acum 6 Zile
Us Black people funny always complaining but you still wanna participate with the enemy
Kermit the frog Sings
Kermit the frog Sings Acum 6 Zile
Woke espn back at it again
Jawond brown
Jawond brown Acum 6 Zile
Lord have mercy
michael wiley
michael wiley Acum 7 Zile
Stfu Stephen a
The Joker
The Joker Acum 7 Zile
SAS only wants black coaches in the whole nba
kash s
kash s Acum 7 Zile
It shows how irrelevant SAS to the black community is if he's been crying about race for over a decade and not one person acknowledges or respects him for it
Guillermo Dominguez
Guillermo Dominguez Acum 7 Zile
Idk man at some point just assuming that a coach got hired off their skin color and not what they actually bring to the table or their fit is offensive and sorta racist to them
nolan smith
nolan smith Acum 7 Zile
How does this come down to race? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
jeslester
jeslester Acum 7 Zile
Why do you see color?
Rene Schweizer
Rene Schweizer Acum 7 Zile
Stephan A. Is so annoying!
joseph castelo
joseph castelo Acum 7 Zile
I went to school with Chris Finch. The man has real integrity and his LIFE has been basketball. He put in the work, competed for the job, and made the opportunity by grinding, every day for decades. Facts.
Jerome Shalom
Jerome Shalom Acum 7 Zile
Seems pretty racist to just talk about the coaches race only.
D PerezMatias
D PerezMatias Acum 7 Zile
🤣
Justin Cady
Justin Cady Acum 7 Zile
This is crazy. Please stop this nonsense.
Jimmy Lam
Jimmy Lam Acum 7 Zile
He listed a lot of coaches that don’t have a job because they lost. So yeah hiring losers is the best solution.
dylan white
dylan white Acum 7 Zile
ESPN: you’re not allowed to hire white guys
Samuel Jue
Samuel Jue Acum 7 Zile
Im still waiting to hear Stephen A tell us in what other cases have we ever seen two mega stars team up for the first time and there is a coaching vacancy in the history of the NBA? He keeps saying it only happens for white coaches, but I cant even think of another scenario where a team that talented didnt have a coach
Crystal Murillo
Crystal Murillo Acum 7 Zile
This is not reherseaning where talking about nba stephen a smith. They want the for sure thing not someone that wants a chance heck I want a chance doesnt mean I need it
Crystal Murillo
Crystal Murillo Acum 7 Zile
Omg here we go again playing the race card
Fable Zero
Fable Zero Acum 7 Zile
I have no idea how this became about race. The Timberwolves President that hired Finch is Hispanic. Him and Finch go back 10 years, back to when they ran the G League Rockets together as GM and Coach as they won the G League Championship that year. How is it that I have more facts than these so called Analysts.
Reids Review
Reids Review Acum 7 Zile
This is annoying , every higher . Come on
Daniel Brancus
Daniel Brancus Acum 7 Zile
Bro this show would talk about anything besides the raptors. We legit just beat the 1 seed in the east cmon.
Nick H
Nick H Acum 7 Zile
Last time I click on an espn video
Matt Vogel
Matt Vogel Acum 7 Zile
Stop making accusations! The Timberwolves front office is the most diverse in the NBA and promotes diversity. Just because a white coach is hired doesn't mean its a racist process
Bee vang
Bee vang Acum 7 Zile
Stfu ...sas
John Kieu
John Kieu Acum 7 Zile
i saw the video title and thumbnail and knew it was gonna be about race
Where's Waldo??? ?
Where's Waldo??? ? Acum 7 Zile
All i heard was blah blah blah blah blah black blah blah freaking blah.
KSwish 125
KSwish 125 Acum 7 Zile
Stephen A, you definitely have a point about black coaches! Keep going despite criticism!
whales312
whales312 Acum 7 Zile
Who knew race was gonna come up....
Anonymous33
Anonymous33 Acum 7 Zile
Congrats to Coach Finch from a Raptors fan. He's going to do something great for them. Minnesota, focus on your G League and development. That is the only way you will be a winner (take it from an organization who knows this). Say what you want about our Raptors but there is no denying we have been a top 5 organization for the last decade.
Jlarios06
Jlarios06 Acum 7 Zile
How did this become a race deal man. C’mon man.
Tor And
Tor And Acum 7 Zile
Rosas went though the interview process in 2019 before ultimately being pressured into hiring Saunders as the head coach. Of the 4 finalists at the time? 3 of them were black---Juwan Howard,. Marvin Ham, and David Vanterpool (the 4th was Finch). Rosas clearly felt comfortable enough with the interviews he conducted a short couple of years ago to make his decision without interviewing ANYONE this time around. He didn't solely shut out black individuals---he shut out ALL individuals. This racist narrative getting spun against him is incredibly disappointing. Rosas himself is a person of color.
Sammy Morales
Sammy Morales Acum 7 Zile
Max: moving on to the NFL a different topic Stephen A: David Vanderpool
Brody Siqueiros
Brody Siqueiros Acum 7 Zile
KAT gonna be in Phx soon
Tony Ford
Tony Ford Acum 7 Zile
The bottom line is you cannot make a owner hire someone that he doesn't want to, the owner must a run a business first and like it or not he or she have the final say.
OnlyScorp
OnlyScorp Acum 7 Zile
Not Everything is about race this is just annoying lol
CONN3C7x
CONN3C7x Acum 7 Zile
SMH. rediculous...
Randall Neves
Randall Neves Acum 7 Zile
Sam Cassell
Arthur Fonzarelli
Arthur Fonzarelli Acum 7 Zile
Only racists see race like this
Brandon W
Brandon W Acum 7 Zile
Disappointing but not surprising
Arthur Fonzarelli
Arthur Fonzarelli Acum 7 Zile
ESPN get woke go broke
Arthur Fonzarelli
Arthur Fonzarelli Acum 7 Zile
So predictable. Not even sure why I watched it. Get a new gig Stephen.
Hadji Haidara
Hadji Haidara Acum 7 Zile
Not everything gotta be about race.
Collins Joseph Tanui
Collins Joseph Tanui Acum 7 Zile
This world is not about what you know, its about WHO you know. The quicker we black people realize this the better. But yo where my Mexican coaches at lol where my Asian coaches? 😂
Dimitrios Apistoulas
Dimitrios Apistoulas Acum 7 Zile
So to get this straight, SAS's problem is not the fact that Finch has only coached basketball in England and in Belgium i.e like having credentials coaching an ice skating team for the Mauritanian championship, but the fact that he is white, yellow, blue or pink. Cool. Minnesota needs a good European coach from a Euroleague powerhouse, to teach these very talented youngsters grit and defence. Not the coach of "Sheffield Sharks" .
Benjamin Berman
Benjamin Berman Acum 7 Zile
Stephen A keeps trying this over and over again but despite the 4 minute rants in which he lists all of the “available” black coaches who were passed over, he cannot properly articulate his accusation and thus cannot muster a shred of evidence to support his point. Please tell us: 1. Do you believe the NBA ownership would rather have white coaches than winning coaches? 2. Do you believe that NBA owners think that black coaches are less likely to be successful than white coaches? 3. If so, is this a case of unconscious bias? If it is, how can this problem be fairly remedied? 4. Do you understand that accusing people of racism is one of the most damaging non-criminal accusations in our society- and if you can’t show evidence beyond a list of coaches YOU think should have gotten the job, you are not going to win many people over, especially when Black Players, who make ten times more than coaches, have so much say in the hiring process!!
Angelo Cortez
Angelo Cortez Acum 7 Zile
Maybe they don’t fit lol stop making it about race! Ruining the show in my opinion. This is why I like Max a lot better, he speaks facts
Alec Neal
Alec Neal Acum 7 Zile
Always gonna bring race up. Maybe he was just a better fit?
Michael
Michael Acum 8 Zile
He is called a "big man whisperer" for a reason, cmon now
Sean Armecin
Sean Armecin Acum 8 Zile
Race-baitin racist chocolate oa racist. Screw you and your stupid narrative
Turd Ferguson
Turd Ferguson Acum 8 Zile
Criticizing a man simply because of his race... how is that not racist?!?! Oh the leagues 75% black so the coaches need to be too, well this country is 65% white, so why isn't the NBA hiring more white basketball players?
Arsenio Dobermann
Arsenio Dobermann Acum 8 Zile
If they hired a coach only because of being black. That coach would be in a tough situation and be set up to fail. Stephen A would then complain that black coaches only have access to the terrible coaching jobs. White coaches get access to all the good coaching situations.......well
Peter Davis
Peter Davis Acum 8 Zile
Stephen A is 100% correct
M Radicevic
M Radicevic Acum 8 Zile
Bad take
Remarkable SeiF
Remarkable SeiF Acum 8 Zile
oh lord
vlone luvz u
vlone luvz u Acum 8 Zile
I feel like nba coaches are useless 😂
Butch Johnson
Butch Johnson Acum 8 Zile
You seem very racist Steve
G Dub’n
G Dub’n Acum 8 Zile
Why doesn’t SAS bring up the fact that most players aren’t white?
Arnold Scott
Arnold Scott Acum 8 Zile
Again, Stephen A it’s always black guy as long as hiring coach
jldub23
jldub23 Acum 8 Zile
All these black players in the NBA with all of their cache can't bring more attention to this?
Wolfex
Wolfex Acum 8 Zile
So he brings up mostly coaches who have already had a chance and failed... I guess they deserve a shot before this guy with his 24 years of coaching experience across the world. While agree black coaches deserve a shot let’s not bring up guys who have already had that shot and failed.
Lucas Ronaldo
Lucas Ronaldo Acum 8 Zile
Oh shut up, you idiot. Not everything is about race.
SportNut
SportNut Acum 8 Zile
Not everything is about race Stephen A. Just becoz you don't give the Raptors any respect regardless of their performance doesn't mean they are not doing an amazing job against all the odds and the lack of talent for Years! Just ask yourself if Lowry or Siakam would make the all star if they are not in Toronto. That part of the resume stands out amount coaches. Pulling a victim card all the time is not gonna help the situation if not make it worse
Alexred94
Alexred94 Acum 8 Zile
I’m tired of the listening the black coach things,with a league that’s 75% black I never hear of man we should try out this Asian or Mexican to play in the league.
Patrick Weydemuller
Patrick Weydemuller Acum 8 Zile
So 74.2 percent of African American make up the NBA. According to Stephen A’s logic The NBA and owners only want outstanding African American players, not coaches? What a MORON! The Timberwolves should have hired a female coach!
Ben Pietrzak
Ben Pietrzak Acum 8 Zile
He was hired cuz he was a good coach, not race related bozo
Ant T
Ant T Acum 8 Zile
They just playing black coaches in the nba. Yea just wait for years and back the white guys up and when its your turn we just going skip you for another white guy.
Donnateflon Tha Pharoah
Donnateflon Tha Pharoah Acum 8 Zile
Mark Jackson should've got the Job
William
William Acum 8 Zile
derek fisher?
Dragin Slayver
Dragin Slayver Acum 8 Zile
Hiring for these jobs is like picking for football teams when you're a kid u always pick your friends first
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