BRAD STEVENS NEWS

Your Morning Dump… Where climbing up the eastern conference will be tough

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Stevens spoke to all his players prior to them leaving for the summer, with some reflection on this past season but also a clear vision of what they should be doing in the offseason to improve. But whatever success...
Via Red's Army
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Sacto wants to keep Cousins

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. The Kings want to make a playoff run next season with DeMarcus Cousins as the centerpiece of the franchise, league sources told CSNCalifornia.com. The Celtics reportedly have significant interest in Cousins...
Via Red's Army
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens talks Celtics future on Zolak & Bertrand

Brad Stevens talked the experience playing the Cavs, the team's future, adjustments he will make, whether Olynyk meant to injure Love and if Isaiah is a starter on the Zolak & Bertrand show today. Check out the audio via CelticsLowdown above or some quotes from the show on CBS Boston.
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens says all the right things (and more) about the Celtics and their future

Immediately after the Celtics were eliminated from the postseason by Cleveland last Sunday, Brad Stevens didn't talk about how proud he was of his team for what it accomplished this season.  Stevens didn't discuss the enormous gap in talent level between his club and the Cavs.  He didn't say things like "Hey, this squad had no expectations for this year, just getting to the playoffs...
Via Celtics Life
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Danny Ainge talks upgrading the roster and Brad Stevens in postseason presser

Danny Ainge spoke to the media today and talked the future of the Celtics. Danny says it's going to be hard to get a top free agent, but he's going to go after them all. The need for a another creator/scorer is high on his list and of course Danny also spoke well of the job Brad Stevens has done. Videos courtesy of the Boston Celtics and Mike Petraglia.
Via Celtics Life
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where “Corporate Knowledge” is the most Brad Stevens-y pursuit yet

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “In our conversations — and even publicly — Popovich has talked about the benefits of continuity, the benefit of having those Big Three together through all the different people that have been here. I think...
Via Red's Army
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Regardless of what happens this summer, exciting expectations now exist for next year's Celtics

When a franchise is rebuilding, it's impossible to know how long that process will take.  Maybe the team makes a blockbuster trade, signs a big-name free agent, or drafts a future superstar.  Maybe it doesn't.  That was my attitude toward the Celtics heading into this season.  I had no idea when they would be competitive again.But now, things are different. Even if Boston does...
Via Celtics Life
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: Brad Stevens Was The Coach Of The Year

(Source: Al Bello/Getty Images North America)   By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. At Hoopstuff, we have a lot of different writers and we have had an article saying that Mike Budenholzer deserved to win the Coach of the Year, and one that said Jason Kidd should have won and although Steve Kerr should probably get an article too, to me the Boston Celtics’ Brad...
Via HoopStuff
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Turn Eyes Toward Future With Playoff Run Now Behind Them

BOSTON — The Celtics were left with an unfamiliar feeling following Sunday’s loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. For the first time in six months, there was no “next game.” There was only next season. The 101-93 defeat in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series served as the final act for the 2014-15 Celtics — a team that blew its admittedly low expectations out of the...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Future Celtics or Sixers: Who Ya Got?

Brad Stevens and the “scrappy” Boston Celtics just got swept by the heavily favored Cleveland Cavaliers in their 1st Round Eastern Conference Playoff matchup and while Boston is a long way from title contention, you have to tip your cap to the C’s for a respectable year on the court. Meanwhile, Brett Brown and the 76ers have been booking tee times, developing their skill...
Via Philadunkia
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cup of Joe. An ode to the 2015 Boston Celtics.

In just four games, the Cleveland Cavaliers were able to end the Boston Celtics' surprising and admirable 2014/15 season. But the clean sweep does't take away from what Brad Stevens and company was able to do this season.It's often said in the NBA that the team with the best player wins the series. I'm not exactly sure what the saying goes for teams who can rightfully claim the series...
Via Celtics Life
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where the celtics put forth a vintage 2014-15 performance to end the season

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. I’ve been chronicling Boston sports for the better part of 34 years and assumed I’d seen just about everything, but something unfolded Sunday afternoon that I never imagined possible: a standing ovation for...
Via Red's Army
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Celtics/Cavs Game 4 postgame interviews (Stevens, Sullinger, Turner, Thomas)

Brad Stevens, Jared Sullinger, Isaiah Thomas, and Evan Turner talk following the Celtics Game 4 loss to the Cavs.
Via Celtics Life
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Boston Celtics season ends in chippy game 4

The Celtics were looking to take game 4 & force a 5th game in Cleveland & things didn’t start well for them as Brad Stevens took a timeout not even 2 minutes into the game to emphasize the importance of rebounding as the Cavs already had 5 2nd chance points. After Love & Olynyk’s arms … Continue reading The Boston Celtics season ends in chippy game 4 → 1 total...
Via In The Neutral Zone
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs down Celtics in game four 101-93, complete sweep

Brad Stevens considers an act of retribution as he stares down "basketball player" J.R. Smith.The Cavaliers opened the game with an all-too-familiar barrage of second chance points that prompted Brad Stevens to call a timeout less than two minutes in. Kelly Olynyk and Kevin Love battled for a loose ball with about 5:22 to go. Love tried to hold off Olynyk but Kelly grabbed Love's...
Via Celtics Life
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavalier Film Room: The Tristan Papercuts

During Game 3, Tristan Thompson continued to fill his role as bench energy guy and crunch time performer for the wine and gold. If you’ve listened to Boston coach Brad Stevens’ post game press conferences, he’s mentioned his frustration with Thompson’s activity nearly as much as any member of the Big Three. Today, we’re going to take a look at some of the winning plays...
Via Waiting For Next Year
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jae Crowder to start Game 4, Jonas Jerebko also? Brad Stevens might as well get nuts with his lineup

One of the changes Brad Stevens intends to make for his Game 4 starting lineup is to insert Jae Crowder:#Celtics forward Jae Crowder essentially confirms he's starting Game 4: "That's the plan."— Scott Souza (@scott_souza) April 25, 2015It appears as though Jonas Jerebko is another likely addition as well:FWIW: Green "starter" jerseys at end of practice included Turner, Bradley...
Via Celtics Life
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Afternoon Dump… Where Ainge is figuring out who to let on the bus

Every morning  afternoon, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Ainge often said at the end of last season that Boston was trying to figure out which players on its roster would be “on the bus” moving ahead. For a young team in the building process, identifying...
Via Red's Army
8 days ago  |  Discuss

In the biggest quarter of their season, Brad Stevens elects to keep Isaiah Thomas on the bench

For the entire season, Brad Stevens has received praise from the likes of Greg Popovich, Steve Kerr, Doc Rivers, and most recently Cavs' coach David Blatt. Many others, from players and media, have acknowledged that the C's have a gem in their second-year coach. When people discuss who the Celts MVP is this year, they don't mention a player, they mention the guy wearing the suit...
Via Celtics Life
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens: Celtics Showed Effort But Lacked Poise In Game 3 Loss

BOSTON — Energy is great. Every coach loves energy. But you’re not going to win many basketball games on energy alone. That was coach Brad Stevens’ message Thursday night after his Boston Celtics dropped a 103-95 decision in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs now can clinch the series with a win Sunday at TD Garden. “The bottom...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Big threes in Game 3: Cavs vs. Celtics Behind The Box Score

The young Boston Celtics and their coach Brad Stevens truly do deserve some credit for pushing the Cavaliers to the brink. If it weren’t for some late three point heroics from Kevin Love and the scrappy play of Tristan Thompson, the Celtics might have punched their ticket back to Cleveland on Thursday night. But, the Cavaliers despite a less star-studded performance from Kyrie...
Via Waiting For Next Year
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens 'Little Bit Surprised' By Rajon Rondo Situation With Dallas

Brad Stevens, who coached Rajon Rondo for 52 games from last season until the Boston Celtics traded him in December, was surprised to see things end poorly for him with the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavericks announced on Wednesday that Rondo was “out indefinitely” with a back injury suffered in Game 2 against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night. "Yes, I am [surprised]. I haven’t...
Via RealGM
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cup of Joe. Brad Stevens doesn't expect changes to starting lineup

Brad Stevens says he's considered changing the starting lineup but notes that Celtics have played well in 1Q. I expect changes in 3Q, not 1Q Source: Marc D'AmicoAnd that's why Brad Stevens is smarter then a lot of us. Because while it has felt like the starting unit has struggled at time, just like he's said, they actually haven't had any real difficulties getting out of the starting...
Via Celtics Life
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite calf injury, Jonas Jerebko expected to play more in Game 3

Limited to just four minutes in Game 2, C's swing-man Jonas Jerebko's spot in the rotation was leapfrogged by Jared Sullinger who logged 22-minutes of playing time.But don't expect that to be the case for Game 3 in Boston:#Celtics coach Brad Stevens: Jonas Jerebko sat in first half because of calf issue day before, could see him more minutes tomorrow.— Scott Souza (@scott_souza...
Via Celtics Life
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Notes: C’s Amped For Return Home; Stevens Mulling Lineup Shakeup

WALTHAM, Mass. — After dropping two consecutive playoff games in Cleveland, the Boston Celtics are thrilled to be back home. Game 3 of their first-round series with the Cavaliers will be held Thursday at TD Garden — the first playoff game in Boston since May 3, 2013. “I’ve heard a lot of great things about it,” forward Jae Crowder said after Wednesday’s practice. “I’m...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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