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Brad Stevens talks NBA draft following lottery and the process the Celtics will take

Brad Stevens had a lengthy interview on WBZ NewsRadio this week following the lottery drawing (Listen to the audio below). My belief is that Stevens is really about just coaching the guys he has and making them better. So while I'm sure he would have liked to get one of the top two guys, he's not going to be less excited to coach who we draft at #3“I’m just starting to watch...
Via Celtics Life
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Isaiah Thomas try to recruit Jimmy Butler at draft lottery?

WALTHAM, Mass. — The Boston Celtics’ representative at the 2016 NBA Draft Lottery might have been trying to be more than just a good luck charm. The Celtics sent point guard Isaiah Thomas to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Tuesday to watch the ping pong balls reveal his team’s fate. The results were bittersweet, as Boston missed out on the top two picks but didn’t fall...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

CelticsLife Awards 2015-16: Best Direction

The 2015-16 CelticsLife Award for Best Direction goes to Brad Stevens for his work in ATO's (after timeouts). The man has been praised by opposing players and coaches, media both biased and not, and pretty much anyone who has seen a Celtics game for what he comes up with in must score situations during his late half and late game timeouts. Some of these plays are so beautiful that...
Via Celtics Life
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens at Draft Combine: Wants to learn about players' passion for the game (video)

Brad Stevens spoke with Celtics.com's Amanda Pflugrad about what he's looking to see from prospects at the NBA Draft Combine:Follow Mark Van Deusen on Twitter @LucidSportsFan
Via Celtics Life
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Celtics extend Brad Stevens' contract now, even though he has 3 years remaining?

Back on July 4, 2013, Brad Stevens agreed to a six year, $22 million contract to become Boston's head coach.The remaining pieces of Boston's Big 3, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, had just been shipped to Brooklyn, and a "trade" with the Clippers recently sent head coach Doc Rivers to Los Angeles. The Celtics were officially in major rebuild mode, and felt they found their guy in...
Via Celtics Life
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brad Stevens on What the Celtics Need to Improve on to Extend the Series

Brad Stevens' full pregame press conference prior to Game 6 of the 1st Round of The Playoffs between the Boston Celtics and the Atlanta Hawks. Filmed and produced by Jeremy Karpf for CLNS Radio.
Via YouTube
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Notes: Brad Stevens Not Ready To Channel Knute Rockne Despite Loss

The Boston Celtics’ absymal performance Tuesday night was worthy of plenty of criticism. Some — namely point guard Isaiah Thomas — weren’t shy in giving it. But even a double-digit blowout in a crucial Game 5 couldn’t raise Brad Stevens’ blood pressure. The Celtics lost 110-83 to the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena to fall into a 3-2 hole in their opening-round, best...
Via NESN.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens: Avery Bradley ‘Very Unlikely’ For Rest of First Round Vs. Hawks

The Boston Celtics might get Avery Bradley back at some point in the NBA playoffs, but it likely won’t be in the first round. Celtics coach Brad Stevens told reporters Sunday that Bradley, who suffered a hamstring strain in Boston’s 102-101 Game 1 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, is “very unlikely” for the rest of the teams’ first-round series. Stevens also called...
Via NESN.com
April 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Avery Bradley 'heard a pop' in hamstring in Celtics' loss

The Boston Celtics may have lost more than just Game 1 on Saturday night. The Celtics dropped a wild affair to the Atlanta Hawks their first-round playoff series opener at Philips Arena. But Boston might have bigger concerns after Avery Bradley left the game in the fourth quarter with a painful right hamstring injury. Bradley appeared to suffer the injury after coming down awkwardly...
Via NESN.com
April 16, 2016  |  Discuss

This Bud’s for you, Brad Stevens: Celtics-Hawks stands out in round 1

When the Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawks begin their best-of-seven playoff series, the NBA will probably witness its most compelling first-round showdown. That’s a fat dollop of praise to heap on a series which hasn’t even begun… and yet, that’s just one reason why this clash is so thoroughly attractive. Let’s not downplay that notion, of course: The advance publicity...
Via Crossover Chronicles
April 15, 2016  |  Discuss
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