Longtime Celtics play-by-play man Mike Gorman has seen plenty of strong leaders come through the locker room. He’s down on the idea that Jayson Tatum or Jaylen Brown can be that guy.
Gorman has been very vocal about the Celtics’ struggles this season during his weekly interviews with 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher and Rich. He opened up more this morning. When asked if Brown and Tatum can be the team’s leaders moving forward, he said “I don’t think so,” adding that they “need someone right now who’s 28-30 [years old] who’s been around the league.” He hoped Kemba Walker would be that guy, but the veteran guard has been plagued by injuries.
Gorman expressed distaste with the Celtics’ lack of urgency over the past week, culminating with a loss Tuesday night to the Oklahoma City Thunder, who entered the game on a 14-game losing streak. He feels that Tatum’s seeming lack of energy is contributing to that.
“In the last five or six games, it’s very evident that he’s a tired basketball player,” Gorman said.
Listen below for the full interview with Mike Gorman on T&R.