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Brad Stevens, Celtics Ready For ‘Gauntlet’ With Preseason Now Behind Them

BOSTON — There are no more dress rehearsals. Now, it’s time for the main event. The NBA preseason is over for the Boston Celtics, having culminated Wednesday night in a 100-86 win over the Brooklyn Nets. The eight-game exhibition slate, however, told head coach Brad Stevens little about the true mettle of this Celtics team. “I think we all feel more comfortable, but we...
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Rajon Rondo: Celtics ‘Going To Surprise A Lot Of People’ Under Brad Stevens

Last season was a trial run of sorts for Brad Stevens. Mediocrity was expected from the 2013-14 Boston Celtics, no matter who held the position of head coach. Now, in his second year on an NBA bench, Stevens knows what to expect. And, perhaps more importantly, he has the full trust of the players he’s leading. “Even though it’s a different level, he’s had success at the college...
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Brad Stevens says it's possible Rajon Rondo could play opening night, Rondo isn't so sure

Reports from the Celtics practice today in Waltham:Brad Stevens says Rajon Rondo is progressing well and could begin contact drills as early as next week.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 20, 2014#Celtics coach Brad Stevens: a chance Rajon Rondo could be cleared for contact by end of week, opening night still possible.— Scott Souza (@scott_souza) October 20, 2014Rondo had a...
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Rajon Rondo could be back for opening night

Brad Stevens says Rajon Rondo is progressing well and could begin contact drills as early as next week. — Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 20, 2014 #celtics Head Coach Brad Stevens says it’s possible @RajonRondo could play opening night. — Scott Sullivan (@SullyBunz) October 20, 2014 Nice bit of news coming out of Celtics practice today.  The...
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Your Morning Dump..Where Sully Played Hard

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. “He was good,” said Celtics head coach Brad Stevens. “I want him to play as many minutes as he can right now. It’s good for him. He’s playing well. Hopefully he can continue.” In an interview with Comcast...
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Your Afternoon Dump… Where Rajon Rondo and Brad Stevens are on the same page

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. But for the second straight year, and probably more this time, Rondo likes the message. Stevens’ mantra is positive and detail-heavy, and Rondo considers it infectious. “He’s very positive — the most positive...
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Brad Stevens uses classic coaching ploy to motivate Avery Bradley

According to the Celtics official Twitter account Brad Stevens says Avery Bradley is not a lock to start at the two position this season: Brad Stevens leaves door open for anyone to start at SG: "Rondo will start at the 1 but we could go with any number of combos next to him."— Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 16, 2014I'm not buying it. You don't give a player...
Via Celtics Life
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Celtics Rumors: Coach Brad Stevens intent on having a set rotation

In his first season as head coach of the Boston Celtics, Brad Stevens did not have a set rotation. He often rotated players in and out of the lineup. This season he vows to use more reliable rotations, and develop the young talent on the Celtics' roster.Image by Eric Kilby, via Wikimedia CommonsIn a recent interview, coach Stevens said:"I've really made a commitment...
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Even Stevens Is On The Up For The Boston Celtics

It's been a steep learning curve for the Celtics but head coach Brad Stevens is ready to steer this season's cinderella story
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Brad Stevens Hoping To ‘Diversify’ Celtics’ Preseason Schedule In Future

Preseason competition in any sport can get a little stale. Brad Stevens is looking to spice his up. The Boston Celtics head coach said Friday that he would like to “diversify” his team’s preseason slate in the future, according to The Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn. All of the Celtics’ eight exhibition games this season come against Atlantic Division opponents. Last season...
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