Found August 13, 2013 on CLNS Radio:
PLAYERS: Gerald Wallace
TEAMS: Boston Celtics
ESPN kicked off its annual Summer Forecast series this week, in which a panel of experts predicts every facet of the upcoming NBA season. Their first order of business, appropriately, was their expected win total and final ranking for each team in the Eastern Conference. Boston Celtics fans hoping for another season of playoff basketball will be displeased by the 215-member panel's collective rankings.   The ESPN Panel's Take: Of the 15 squads in the east, they expect Boston to finish 12th, with a record of 29-53. That's a .354 winning percentage, .152 lower than last season's 41-40 mark. Not to lump myself in with this group entirely, but that's the exact record I foresee (as verified by this article on July 26). Rather than explaining how every panel member came up with 29 wins, the summer forecast piece simply posted two specially-selected fan tweets from differing perspectives: @DCWLN: So Boston has Rondo's ACL, the Ghost of Gerald Wallace, a bunch of gun...

Celtics coach Brad Stevens extends himself to historic players

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens is only 36-years-old. He is a baby in coaching years but he has already figured out that respecting tradition is the foundation of a good program. Please click here to read this story. The post Celtics coach Brad Stevens extends himself to historic players appeared first on Players View.

Avery Bradley hits restricted free agency next summer - how big of a contract is he worth?

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Your Morning Dump… Where the ‘Olynyk Klynyk’ is underway in Kamloops

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Rajon Rondo at Waffle House

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Videos: Fab Melo working hard in the off-season; can he improve enough to be a contributer for the C's?

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Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens sends letters to Celtics' alumni

Photo courtesy of The Boston Celtics may boast a new-look roster and a new head coach but that does not mean a fresh start will make the team lose sight of its traditions and history. According to a report from Chris Forsberg of, former Celtic Kenny Anderson revealed on Tuesday that head coach Brad Stevens sent letters to Celtics alumni encouraging them to...

Brad Stevens wrote a letter to Celtics alumni inviting them to "come around any time"

As first revealed by a tweet from Kenny Anderson, Brad Stevens recently sent out a letter to former Celtics.  Here is a sample of the text, thanks to ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg: I am truly humbled and honored to assume the responsibilities of head coach of the Boston Celtics. The Celtics’ mystique, history, culture and tradition speaks for itself. There is nothing else...

Celtics sideline reporter Kristine Leahy now covering Army Football

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Eagles coach Chip Kelly says Rondo is his perfect QB

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Brad Stevens Invites Former Celtics To Become Involved In Franchise

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Sixers hire Brett Brown, Larranaga staying in Boston

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Celtics Tweets of Interest: Jared Sullinger is Self-Efficient; MarShon Brooks Predicts Big Season for Providence

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Kris Humphries Ex-GF Releases Sex Tape Photos

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Brad Stevens Sends Letters to Former Celtics, Invites Them to Attend Practice, Games

A successful college coach needs to be able to endear himself to the university’s alumni. Brad Stevens is bringing that idea to the NBA. Since taking over as the Celtics’ head coach in July, Stevens, who reached consecutive national championship games with Butler before making the jump to the pros, has written letters to several former Celtics players, expressing his admiration...
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