BRAD STEVENS NEWS

Woj believes Celtics are a legit contender for Kevin Love

The Kevin Love to the Celtics rumors are starting to heat up. Following up on Mark's post yesterday on the possibility of Love leaving Cleveland, Adrian Wojnarowski seems to think the Celtics, Lakers, and Rockets could be the front-runners as potential Love landing spots.In Woj's appearance on The Jason McIntyre Show podcast on Yahoo! Sports Radio, he referred to the Celtics as a...
Via Celtics Life
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Celtics’ Heap Of 2015 Draft Picks Presents New Challenges, Advantages

WALTHAM, Mass. — The Boston Celtics owned two of the top 17 picks in the 2014 NBA draft. This year, they have just one selection in the top 17 but another three in the bottom 43. The size and scope of Boston’s 2015 draft haul (the 16th, 28th, 33rd and 45th picks, to be exact) means the Celtics’ war room will be a very busy place over the next month. “We do have four...
Via NESN.com
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Restricted free agent Jae Crowder wants to stay with the Celtics

After coming to the Boston Celtics in a mid-season trade for franchise legend Rajon Rondo, Jae Crowder didn't waste any time putting a finger print on his new team. The 24-year-old wing played with tenacity on both ends of the floor, earning big minutes and a meaningful role in Brad Stevens' rotation. Now, he's a restricted free agent, which means Boston can match any deal another...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Taking a look at Brad Stevens' trade value

Last week on Boston.com a Globe reader by the name Ted F marinated on Brad Stevens the trade asset for a while. His conclusion? The only players in the NBA he'd deal Bradley Kent Stevens for were Anthony Davis and ... that's it. That's Ted F's whole wish list for Stevens. No Lebron, no Steph, no Harden. Not the first pick in the draft. If Ted F was the Celts' GM: you better dangle...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where you’ll probably hate what LeBron did last night

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. James dominated this series. He had 23 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in Game 4, and for the lopsided series, he averaged 30.3 points, 11 rebounds and 9.3 assists, becoming the first player in NBA history...
Via Red's Army
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Stevens knows what type of players the Celtics need to acquire

The Boston Celtics have several weaknesses heading into next season. They don't have any superstars or even All-Star level talent. They don't have a true starting center who can crash the glass, anchor the defense and protect the rim. Brad Stevens knows these things are critical ingredients in a winning recipe, but he also values a different type of player. Here's what he recently...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens loves being involved in the draft process

Celtics head coach Brad Stevens is a virtuous Xs and Os magician. He summons the very best out of those who play for him and puts guys in the best possible position to succeed. But Stevens also loves working after the season is over, when it's time for the draft. He still has several ties to collegiate basketball, and enjoys participating in the entire process to help Boston be...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Celtics are Completing the Process

The Boston Celtics are in a rebuilding process. Most back seat GMs were calling for the end of the Celtic lore when they traded Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn two season ago. Yet, two short seasons later, fresh faced coach Brad Stevens has turned a project into a playoff team. Doubling their win total in his second season at the helm, they snuck into the playoffs as...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Celtics Are Completing the Process (3 Prospects they Should Target)

The Boston Celtics are in a rebuilding process. Most back seat GMs were calling for the end of the Celtic lore when they traded Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn two season ago. Yet, two short seasons later, fresh faced coach Brad Stevens has turned a project into a playoff team. Doubling their win total in his second season at the helm, they snuck into the playoffs as...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens took his future wife 100 miles to a basketball gymnasium for a first date

What's the best first date you've ever been on?Mini golf? Dinner and a movie? A black-tie gala on a yacht followed by fireworks overlooking the Aegean Sea in the middle of July? (OK, that last one is definitely the best.) Not for Celtics coach, Brad Stevens, though.One of Stevens' first dates with his future wife, Tracy, was as impossibly Brad Stevens-ish as anyone could ever imagine...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens has some great quotes in an upcoming interview

We're learning more about Brad Stevens during the offseason than we ever did during the regular season.Now that the Celtics' year is done, Stevens i hitting every media docket he can, giving out interviews like they're candy seemingly everyday. Now, he has an interview with WBZ-TV scheduled to air Sunday. Some of the quotes have already been released. Here are some of the notable...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens makes ESPN radio appearance

Brad Stevens is starting to build up a national presence. Now, he's even going on the big-time radio shows. Everyone's favorite morning talk show, Mike & Mike on ESPN Radio, had Stevens on to talk some Celtics hoops Thursday.  During the show, the three talked about the use of analytics in basketball, strategies for draft day and how in the world anyone is supposed to guard...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens in spotlight during ESPN Radio appearance

Continuing his rise in the ranks of respected NBA coaches, Brad Stevens joined Mike & Mike on ESPN Radio this morning to discuss a wide array of basketball topics. The Celtics’ young mentor weighed in on the use of analytics in the NBA, the best strategy for defending Stephen Curry and the Warriors, how teams approach the draft, and the potential effects of the college...
Via Red's Army
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: The Perfect Offseason

(Source: Harry How/Getty Images North America) By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The process of rebuilding an NBA team is long and arduous, with many thrills and spills along the way. This philosophy doesn’t seem to exist in Boston though, as they made playoff this year with Brad Stevens earning himself first places votes in the Coach of the Year stakes. They’re...
Via HoopStuff
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where the Globe entertains whether or not the Cs would trade Brad Stevens

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 is a great coach. Already. He is great, and that Cleveland series was confirmation of what we’ve suspected since he got here and instantly began getting the most out of flawed players. (Remember Jordan...
Via Red's Army
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Afternoon Dump..Where C’s Rebuilding Plan Gets High Marks

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 think they’ve done a terrific job of not only gathering assets but also remaining competitive while they do it,” said McDonough, formerly the assistant GM under Ainge. “It’s not an easy thing to do...
Via Red's Army
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens talks about NBA Combine interviews, mentions possible trade

The NBA Draft Combine wrapped up it's second day Friday in Chicago, and Brad Stevens talked to Amanda Pflugrad about what he looks for when interviewing a potential draft candidate. A couple noteworthy things said by Stevens in this clip. One, he talks about how some of the players who are going to be available in the draft are players he's familiar with already from his recruiting...
Via Celtics Life
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Brad Stevens talks after Day 2 of the NBA Draft Combine

Brad Stevens joined new Celtics reporter Amanda Pflugrad after he was done with player interviews from day 2 of the NBA Draft Combine.Check out a couple more videos from the Draft Combine courtesy of the Boston Celtics below:
Via Celtics Life
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Will Be ‘Very, Very Active’ In Offseason, Assistant GM Says

If the Boston Celtics don’t make any major trades or free-agent signings this summer, it won’t be for a lack of trying. The Celtics plan to be busy in the offseason and have plenty of assets, including young players and draft picks, to make substantial roster changes with the hopes of competing for a championship in the near future. “We’ve got a lot of opportunities to do...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Combine Diary — Day One

This will be a compilation of information, tweets, thoughts and opinion from day one of the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago. It’s basically just some notes from the show in case you didn’t have four hours during a weekday afternoon to watch the proceedings. I’m assuming that’s most people, so be grateful I did it for you. Donations are accepted on my behalf. The coverage was...
Via Crossover Chronicles
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where the Celtics are working the combine

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. Break time was short for members of the Celtics brass, who are just two weeks removed from being eliminated from the NBA playoffs and now are here preparing for what could be a critical draft in the team’s...
Via Red's Army
13 days ago  |  Discuss

CelticsLife Awards: Best Performance in Defeat

Honorable Mention: The Celtics fell to the Wizards in Washington on December 8, 133-132 in double overtime.  It was the second game of a back-to-back home-and-home series, with the C's knocking off the Wiz 101-93 in Boston the day before.On this night, Washington led 88-65 with just over two minutes remaining in the third quarter.  However, the Celtics closed the game on a 45-22...
Via Celtics Life
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens targets Celtics' shooting for an offseason upgrade

During the first two years of Brad Stevens's tenure as Celtics head coach, the once defensive-minded team has reinvented itself as a fast-paced, high-scoring squad, averaging 101.4 points per game in 2014-15. Boston was especially fond of the three-point shot, with virtually every backcourt player and a few frontcourt guys being willing to launch from beyond the arc.However, the...
Via Celtics Life
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking down Brad Stevens' Twitter account

Do you ever wonder why Celtics coach Brad Stevens is so inactive on Twitter? Save for a single Butler basketball-related tweet from during the NCAA Tournament, Stevens hasn't fired off a 140-character quip since September of 2013. Well, you don't need to wonder anymore. Because now we know, courtesy of the Boston Herald's Steve Bulpett: "We thought his Twitter reticence might be...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Brad Stevens college rumors will never go away & #Stevenstweets!

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. Asked then about that structure, he said, “I don’t know exactly what I can and can’t say, but the bottom line is I’m contracted for six years, and that’s my intention, to be here for six years.” But...
Via Red's Army
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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