Brad Stevens Eyes Late-Season Momentum For Celtics’ Long-Term Gain

The slogans claim that momentum only lasts to the next pitch, the next play or the next possession. For Brad Stevens, momentum could last into next season. As the Boston Celtics’ difficult season draws to a close, Stevens has steadfastly maintained that every remaining game matters. Several times in the last week, including before Friday’s 106-103 win over the Charlotte Bobcats...
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Celtics' Stevens says offseason about more than just additions

CLEVELAND -- The Boston Celtics love the idea of getting a high lottery pick in the NBA Draft, for sure. But that won't be their only focus this offseason. Along with draft picks and potential free agents (both their own and those whom they recruit), the Celtics have to take care of some of the good things going on in-house, coach Brad Stevens said prior to Saturday's game...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens, Celtics Not Planning Major Experimentation As Season Draws To Close

BOSTON — If there were ever a time for the Celtics to throw stuff at the wall, just to see what sticks, this would be it. Three games remain in their season, which will end without a trip to the playoffs for the first time since 2007. Even with Friday’s victory over the Charlotte Bobcats, the Celtics have lost nine of their last 10 games and are just hoping to sustain enough...
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Brad Stevens: Tanking Is ‘Not Our Task; Our Task Is To Play Hard’

BOSTON — The Celtics dug in and battled for a victory on Friday night, and some of their fans surely came away disappointed. As the regular season nears its merciful end for the Celtics, a vocal portion of their fan base is rooting for them to lose. More losses mean higher odds in the NBA draft lottery, which means a stronger shot at selecting one of the better players in the...
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Brad Stevens wants to see "progress" in final 5 games

Brad Stevens spoke about the close games that have eluded Boston this season. It's tough for us watching at home, or for some in the garden. But for Stevens on the sideline, prepping the team, and spending almost every waking moment getting ready for one game. It's tougher than you and I know. This is his passion, and his life to some degree. He's shown little frustration...
Via Celtics Today
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach Brad Stevens loves fans, is here to stay

Brad Stevens has been the subject of praise by many throughout his first season as an NBA coach. Despite his losing record, an ESPN forecast poll of NBA coaches ranked him 11th.If the whole NBA thing doesn't work out for Stevens, there isn't a single college team that won't be lining up outside his door, even with a 23-54 record. In fact, just three days ago Butler University...
Via Celtics Life
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Stevens disappointed in the Celtics, and he let them know it

I wake in the night, with the cold air from the open window cooling my over heated mind. Your words, and your face, and your voice tell the story after the Celtics loss. Yes, I'm talking about Brad Stevens after the Celtics embarrassing letdown to Philly. I squeeze my eyes hoping the crap that I just saw was nothing but a blimp in Brad Stevens career in Boston. I know he'...
Via Celtics Today
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Why Brad Stevens MUST play the Bass/Humphries combo

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. It’s hard to ignore how much the Bass/Humphries combo has struggled recently, but the team’s defensive rating with that pair on the floor since the All-Star break is a head-shaking 112.8 (or 8.2 points above...
Via Red's Army
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens doesn't find solace in recent close game losses

I don't know where some of you are. Are your thoughts on this season near an empty bottle. Are you passed out on your couch? I wish I could change that for you, but I can't take the bottle out of your hand. The Celtics will move on, they'll get back to where they need to be in the NBA. Too late, the bottle is empty and the liquid is gone? No, please, just get up and look...
Via Celtics Today
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brad Stevens calmly earns first career NBA ejection

With 35 seconds left to go in the Boston Celtics - Sacramento Kings game on Saturday night, head coach Brad Stevens was ejected for the first time in his young NBA coaching career.According to CSNNE's Mike Gorman, Stevens barely raised his voice, didn't curse, and just pointed out that the refs had been missing calls all night. The official doing the ejections was Mark Davis...
Via Celtics Life
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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