Originally written on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 11/18/14

INDIANAPOLIS - APRIL 05: Head coach Brad Stevens of the Butler Bulldogs looks on in the first half while taking on the Duke Blue Devils during the 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 5, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Duke won 61-59. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
In addition to considering all of the options in front of him, analyzing mountains of data, and searching for the ever ellusive Contra Code version of the Celtics starting line up, head coach Brad Stevens is looking outside of basketball practices to give his team an edge. One such strategy is something Jordan's Furniture commercials have been telling us about for years: the key to success is getting enough sleep. Stevens has been working with Cheri Mah of the Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic and Research Laboratory since his days with the Butler Bulldogs. Initially, Stevens was looking for a way to get his players much needed rest in the thick of tournament play. The question was how to get the team rested enough to play at an optimal level despite playing three games in three days while traveling 4200 miles from home. The suggested course of action boiled down to a mathematical approach of practicing at certain times on certain days and taking others off all together. It wa...
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