Found July 10, 2013 on Red's Army:
I had a quick opportunity to catch up with new Celtics head coach 1-on-1.  He’s a busy guy, but he was nice enough to carve out 5 minutes to talk to me about a few things like his first exposure to the NBA game as head coach, Rajon Rondo, Kelly Olynyk, and the one play in basketball that gets him the most excited. JK:  What are you overall impressions summer league since this is your first taste pro ball? BS:  It’s been great, it’s been great because I’ve been able to get to the gym and sit, and listen, and talk, and evaluate and then I can go back to my room and work.  So it’s been a great balance.  I’ve gotten a chance to spend time with a lot of our guys individually and a lot of the staff as well which has been really important.  There’s more numbers than I’ve been used to with regard to staff and responsibilities and trying to get a pulse on who does what so it’s been a fantastic couple of days for me.  Really, really beneficial. JK:  One thing I’ve noticed is that you seem to

Fighting fatigue becomes latest teachable moment for young Celtics

Kelly Olynyk paused when he was asked if he recalled the last time he played four games in four days.  He gazed towards the ceiling as he flipped through his memories.  And then he shrugged and said “I don’t know.” In their latest “Welcome to the NBA” moment, this contingent of wanna-be Celtics struggled through long stretches of their game against the Houston Rockets...

Your Morning Dump… Where Rondo is an insightful, intelligent and neat person

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. “[Meeting Rondo] was great. What an insightful, intelligent, neat person to sit down with,” Stevens said during an on-camera interview with WDRB Fox 41 in Louisville. “I’ve got a chance to meet a lot of...

Rondo: ‘I Will Never Play For The Miami Heat’

Rajon Rondo was asked at his basketball camp in Kentucky Thursday if he’d ever consider joining the Heat. His answer was simple, “I will never play for the Miami Heat,” said the Celtics guard to the delight of the crowd. Rajon Rondo tells campers “I will never play for the Miami #Heat” — John Lewis (@JohnLewisTweets) July 11, 2013 h/t Celtics Life

Celtics thank Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett with full-page ad

The Boston Celtics took out a full-page ad Friday in the Boston Globe to thank Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett after the blockbuster trade with the Brooklyn Nets was finalized. The ad showed photos of Garnett lifting the 

Celtkicks: Summer League Day 2

Olynyk on day one: 25pts, 7 boards on 9/12 FG. Celtics rookies Kelly Olynyk and Colton Iverson brought out some nice kicks today, as did camp invite Phil Pressey. All three members of the C’s NBA Summer League team rolled with Nike today: Olynyk rocked the Kobe VII “World Basketball Festival” again, Iverson wore the Nike Hyperdisruptor & Pressey had on my personal fave...

Kelly Olynyk Applies Professionalism in His Rookie Summer League Appearances

Photo via The Boston Celtics may have found a gem in No. 13 draft pick Kelly Olynyk. Olynyk, who was honored the 2013 WCC Player of the Year, has been extremely impressive in his first four summer league games. Despite the 7-footer averaging 19.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game, his basketball smarts and patience is through the roof. The 22-year-old center...

Celtics Beat Pistons 93-63 Behind Another Strong Showing From Olynyk

The Boston Celtics defeated the Detroit Pistons by a final score of 93-63 in Summer League play on Monday. Kelly Olynyk had 13 points, six rebounds, three assists and five steals. Darius Johnson-Odom scored 22 points on 8-for-14 shooting from the floor. Tony Mitchell had six points and 10 rebounds for the Pistons. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 11 points but struggled with his shooting...

Stevens, Olynyk Intro’d To Celtics Fans

Fans of the Celtics finally got introduced to the team’s new coach, Brad Stevens, over the weekend. He got off to a good start by saying all the right things. He dropped a “wow” when describing the idea of being hired as the C’s 17th coach. We also got a few nods to the history of the Celtics. Danny Ainge praised Stevens, 36, and solidified that praise with a six-year deal...

Report: Carmelo Anthony wanted Knicks to trade for Rajon Rondo earlier this summer

In less than 48 hours, the Celtics and Nets will finalize their mega-deal, and Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett will officially be gone. It's going to be tough to see them go, but at the very least most Celtics fans understand the deal. Boston needs to rebuild, and picking up three first round picks in exchange for two guys on the wrong side of 35 is a good deal for the long term...

Carmelo Anthony wanted the Knicks to pursue Rajon Rondo

Carmelo Anthony may be hoping to have Rajon Rondo as a teammate instead of an opponent.Photo Credit: After a return to relevance for the New York Knicks this past season, the team has made the decision to bring back many of the familiar faces that contributed to their success instead of making significant roster changes, aside from the acquisition of Andrea Bargnani...

Celtics coach Brad Stevens: Rajon Rondo is ‘really intelligent’

Boston Celtics new head coach Brad Stevens spent time with Rajon Rondo at the All-Star point guard’s summer camp Thursday and said Rondo was, “really, really intelligent, really, really insightful.” Stevens joined Dennis & Callahan of WEEI (93.7 FM) on Friday morning and said he met up with Rondo in Louisville, KY. “I just enjoyed spending 

Boston Celtics News from Around the Web: Daily Links for Wednesday, 7/10

Boston Globe A to-do list for Brad Stevens - Gary Dzen examines what the Celtics new head coach should focus on at the moment. Optimistic Jeff Green ready to lead the Celtics - Baxter Holmes share's Green's quotes while watching the Orlando Summer League. Celtics rookie Kelly Olynyk continues to impress - Through 3 summer games the 13th pick in the draft looks like a steal...

Celtics Romp Pistons in Day 2 of Summer League

Following yesterday's loss, the Boston Celtics bounced back in a big way this afternoon, defeating the Detroit Pistons 93-63. With the win, the Celtics became just the fifth team in Summer League history to knock off another squad by 30 or more points. Although it's just the Summer League, that's a pretty impressive achievement considering these guys have only been playing...

Your Morning Dump… Where Jeff Green is ready to lead

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. “Now it’s time for the other guys to step up. We have (Rajon) Rondo, who has won a championship. He knows what it takes to win. We have myself, who was part of a 50-win team in Oklahoma. Kevin and Paul taught...

Celtics Go for 3 in a Row as they Take on Rockets

at Boston Celtics (2-1) at Houston Rockets (2-0)Wednesday, July 10, 2013NBA-TV3:00 PM ET (Replay: 8:00 PM) The Celtics enter day 4 of Summer League in 3rd place with 12 points. Their foe on this day, the Houston Rockets, are just one spot back with 11 points. Players to watch on the Celtics are Kelly Olynyk (19.7 points, 7.3 rebounds), Tony Mitchell (13.3 points, 4.0 rebounds...
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