Sign In The Boston Celtics world currently waits as Gordon Hayward’s decides whether or not to exercise his player option. It’s never a simple decision, no matter how cut and dry a situation might be. And Celtics head coach Brad Stevens respects the time Hayward’s taken to make his decision. In fact, he said been…Brad Stevens Reveals Simple Message For Gordon Hayward Amid Decision — NESN.com
Sign In Brad Stevens won’t complain about returning to work so soon. The Boston Celtics head coach revealed his expectations for the training camp his team will hold ahead of the 2020-21 NBA season. With the campaign set to begin Dec. 22, Stevens predicts a “unique” training camp and he’ll depend on lessons he learned…Why Brad Stevens Predicts ‘Unique’ Celtics Training Camp For NBA Season — NESN.com
Sign In Sunday was a tough day for Boston sports fans. First, the Red Sox wrapped up their 2020 season and missed the postseason for the second straight year. Then the Celtics were eliminated from the Eastern Conference finals after a 125-113 loss to the Miami Heat in Game 6. It certainly was a close…Celtics Notes: Brad Stevens Had Simple Message For Boston After Game 6 Loss — NESN.com
“My message was simple: I really appreciated the way they played basketball,” Stevens said, as seen on NBC Sports Boston’s postgame coverage. “… I really appreciated the way that they blocked out stuff that didn’t matter. I appreciated the way they found joy, and stuck together. We had one dustup, pretty good for a calendar year.”
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — If Brad Stevens had his druthers, he’d never be recorded on mic during a playoff game. When a reporter asked the Boston coach about a third-quarter moment, when he grabbed a clipboard during the Celtics’ avalanche of 41 points in that period — “that’s what hard playing does right there!”…Boston Celtics stave off elimination, beat Miami Heat in Game 5 of Eastern Conference Finals — Daily News
Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens was careful to emphasize the Celtics still have work to do to be the best version of themselves.Stevens: ‘we have to play every possession better’ to close out series — Celtics Wire
Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens believes the team has moved past their Game 3 loss and are ready to fight for the win in Game 4.Stevens: Celtics have licked their wounds, prepared to compete — Celtics Wire
Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens has complete confidence in his team, even after their unexpected, last-second loss to the Toronto Raptors in Game 3 of their second-round series with the reigning NBA champs.
“We have a really competitive group; we have a really intrinsically motivated group,” explained the Celtics coach
“At the end of the day, in basketball, as long as there’s time on the clock anything can happen and we were on the unfortunate end of the tough loss last night.”
“So, you you lick your wounds; you’re feeling whatever emotions you’re feeling — and then you move on and you try your best. Do what you can to control what you can, to be the best you can. And for some people it’s putting a chip on that shoulder, is the way to go about it. For others, it’s just being able to focus a little bit more on the task at hand.”
“In that moment, everybody’s a little bit different in that, but at the end of the day, I love this group,” offered Stevens. “I love their competitive spirit.”
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In the Indiana native’s mind, there is zero doubt the Celtics will leave the floor after Game 4 having played their best basketball.
“They’re going to bring it; they’re going to give everything they have, and if we get beat, we get beat,” said Stevens. “The last night wasn’t the way we wanted it to end, but we’re looking forward to get a chance to compete again, because we like to compete.”
Compete they shall, with tip-off scheduled for 6:30 pm Eastern Time; a win here would almost certainly sew up the series for the Celtics, with only a handful of teams ever coming back from a 3-1 postseason deficit.
We’ll try not to think about what might happen next should the Raptors tie it up instead.
The Boston Celtics are set to face the Philadelphia 76ers for the first round of the NBA Playoffs, tipping off Monday. And fortunately for them, this matchup is much less daunting with 76ers star Ben Simmons done for the rest of the year after needing surgery on his left knee. But still, Joel Embiid and…Brad Stevens Details Difficulty Of Celtics’ First-Round Matchup With 76ers — NESN.com
Brad Stevens is going to find himself walking the halls of both the TD Garden and the Auerbach Center for years to come. The Boston Celtics signed the head coach to a contract extension Wednesday, the team announced. Terms of Stevens’ contact, however, were not disclosed. Stevens, 43, was named the franchise’s head coach on July…Celtics Have Signed Head Coach Brad Stevens To Contract Extension — NESN.com
Brad Stevens is encouraged by Kemba Walker’s recovery. The Boston Celtics head coach told reporters Saturday, following the team’s 119-112 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night, the veteran point guard has “responded well.” Walker, who has been nursing a knee injury throughout much of the season, played 19 minutes on what Stevens explained…Brad Stevens Explains How Kemba Walker’s Knee Has Fared After Friday’s Loss — NESN.com
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Marcus Smart is on the mend. The Boston Celtics guard last week revealed he tested positive for COVID-19. The 26-year-old was the only member of the organization to contract the virus, as it was reported earlier this week that remaining tests among players and staff members all came back negative. Smart’s teammates were confident he’d…Brad Stevens Delivers Encouraging Health Update On Marcus Smart — NESN.com